Cronus

General info

Cronus or Kronus was the titan that ruled the universe during the golden age.

The golden age was a time without violence.

He was the offspring of Uranus and Gaia and the youngest of twelve titans

He was married to his sister titan Rhea.

They add off springs of Demeter, Hestia , Hera, Hades, Poseidon and Zeus.

The Rise to Power

As you know Cronus was one of twelve titans of Uranus. Uranus feared their power. Then his youngest son Cronos planned to overthrow him with his wife. She brought Uranus to where Cronos layed with sickles and he attacked Uranus becoming the ruler of he universe and the golden age

The Golden Age

The Golden Age was said to be the first age of men.

The Golden Age was a Time where there was no crime and a very peaceful time.

Any violence was considered terrible.

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The fall of power

Once he gained power Cronus started to view like his father had.

Then there was the " "Punishment of Neoptolemus", which consists in suffering oneself what one has done to another, or almost. Soon Cronos was prophetically informed by his parents that he would be dethroned by his own son. ( Paradas) ".

So he began to devour his young in fear of what could happen. His wife did not like this so she gave him a rock telling him it was Zeus to devour. Zeus grew up to eventually overthrow him.

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