Cronus

The God of Time

The Evil One

Cronus is the son of Uranus and Gaea. Cronus was the youngest and most terrible of all the children of Uranus.

Cronus killed Uranus and became the ruler of the universe. Cronus married Rhea, the god of the sky. Cronus was told by Gaea that he would be dethroned by one of his sons. In order for this not to happen, Cronus started to swallow each of his children. Rhea was affected by what was happening, so when Zeus was born she tricked Cronus into swallowing a rock, not Zeus. In order for Cronus not to find out Zeus was not dead, Rhea gave Gaea to be risen in the nymphs of Crete.

The Battle

When Cronus finally found out that Zeus was not swallowed, Cronus began to search for him.

Cronus was forced to throw up the gods he swallowed.

Know that Zeus had more power, he wanted to battle Cronus, but in order for Zeus to win, Zeus had to free Cyclopes and Hecatonchires from their prison in Tartarus. Once they were freed, the battle began. Cronus was defeated, as well as the other Titans, except for Atlas, who was sent to Tartarus to be imprisoned.

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