Who is Titania in Midsummer Night’s Dream?

Titania, fictional character, the queen of the fairies in William Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream (written about 1595–96). Titania, who opposes her husband, Oberon, bears some resemblance to Hera of Greek mythology. Titania (left), with the child over whom she and Oberon quarrel.

Who was Titania in love with?


He loves her and wants to have her all to himself again. Consequently, Titania falls in love with Bottom, who at this point has a donkey’s head instead of his own. Oberon eventually feels guilty about this and reverses the magic, demonstrating his mercy: “Her dotage now I do begin to pity.”

What is the meaning of Titania?

the queen of the fairies

Titania 1. / (tɪˈtɑːnɪə) / noun. (in medieval folklore) the queen of the fairies and wife of Oberon. (in classical antiquity) a poetic epithet used variously to characterize Circe, Diana, Latona, or Pyrrha.