Also known as Saturn

Background of Cronus

Cronus is the titan of time and age. Titans are known as the elder gods that ruled the earth before the Olympians overthrew them. He is the youngest and most terrible of the children of Uranus (God of the sky). Cronus hated his father and soon overthrew him. He ruled the world during the Golden Age and most of the gods disliked Cronus by his actions.

Story behind Cronus

After becoming the most powerful person on earth, Cronus soon received a prophecy that said he was going to be overthrown by one of his own children. By preventing this he ate all his children including; Demeter, Hestia, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon. When the sixth child, Zeus, was born Rhea had a plan to save all the other gods that Cronus ate by replacing Zeus with a big stone. Without Cronus knowing it was his son; Zeus soon was hidden away by Rhea. Once grown up, Zeus led a revolt/war against his father with Allies that included: his disgorged sisters and brothers, the Hecatonchires, and the Cyclopes. Zeus had soon defeated Cronus and his allies: the Titans, Themis, Atlas, and Prometheus. Once Cronus was defeated, Zeus put him and his allies away forever and all the gods he ate were saved and set free.

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