Titania is one of the main characters in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. She is the queen of the fairies, and the wife of the fairy king, Oberon.
In folklore, the fairy queen has no name.
Shakespeare took the name 'Titania' for his fairy queen from the Roman poet, Ovid (43 BC - AD 18). In his great epic Metamorphoses
, Ovid gives this name to the deities Latona, Pyrrha, Diana and Circe, as descendants of the Titans, the powerful gods and goddesses, who, according to Greek myth, ruled the world in the beginning.
Inspired by Shakespeare, many later writers used the name 'Titania' for their fairy queen characters.