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System Lord Cronus

Earth Culture of Origin


Alternate Names / Spellings

Cronos, Chronos (Greek for time), Kronus, Kronos

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Father of all Greek gods

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Earth Mythological References

Son of Uranus (the sky) and Gaia (the earth), Cronus was one of their first children, known as the Titans. Uranus was cruel, imprisoning his children because of a prophecy that one of them would kill him. Cronus succeeded in that task and began to rule in his place, becoming just a cruel a tyrant as his father. Cronus married his sister, Rhea, and as their children were born, he ate them to attempt to foil a similar prophecy about himself and his offspring. Rhea managed to hide the baby Zeus from him, and when Zeus was fully grown, he coaxed the Oceanid Metis into giving Cronus an emetic, which caused him to vomit up his other children. Afterward, Zeus deposed Cronus and flung him into the abyss of Tartarus.

A different telling of the history shows Cronus as a benevolent ruler who presided over a golden age. When he handed over rule to Zeus, Cronus went to the Isles of the Blessed in the Western Ocean. This aspect links Cronus to Saturn, a Roman god with whom he is sometimes identified.

An incorrect spelling of his name as Chronos by some Greek authors casts yet another identity upon him that of Father Time with his scythe.

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--Article Started by: DeeKayP 12:36, 28 Sep 2004 (PDT)
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