The Second Ruler of the Universe
A Young Titan Destined for Power
Gaia grew dislike towards Uranus and the uncomfortable sight of her children so she asked all of the twelve Titans if they would help end Uranus's rule. All were afraid and refused except the youngest one, Cronus. With a sickle, he hid until Uranus came to lay with Gaia until he jumped out and sliced the genitals of Uranus off and tossed them into the ocean. After this Cronus then became ruler of the universe.
After becoming ruler of the universe, Cronus married his sister and fellow Titan Rhea
The Golden Age
Eating of the Gods
A fate Arises
As Cronus began to fall to be a leader like his father, he was fated to be overthrown just as his father had by his own son
Eating to Avoid Fate
Cronus eats one of his children to avoid being overthrown by them
A Smothered Stone
Rhea gives Cronus a stone in place of Zeus, and Cronus eats the stone thinking it is their child
A fate Arises
An Unavoidable Fate
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