Cronus

Titan god of time and the ages

Who is Cronus

  • Cronus was the son of Uranus and Gaia and the youngest of the twelve Titans
  • He married his sister Rhea.
  • Cronus became the Lord of his brothers
  • Conus fathered three daughters and three sons with his sisterwife Rhea

How the story goes

Cronus then became the Lord of his brothers, and, according to myth, shut up the most dangerous of them in Tartarus. He then took for consort his sister, Rhea. But when he was warned by his parents that his own child would likely overthrow him, he swallowed the first five of Rhea’s offspring: Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon. That is to say, he took all their powers and presence and eclipsed them With the sixth child, however, Rhea tricked Cronus and gave him a stone to swallow, which he promptly did. When the sixth child, Zeus, came of age, he loosed the prisoners of Tartarus, made war on Cronus, and won! In the process, his siblings were freed.

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