Cronus: The Greek God Of Gods

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Ever wondered where time itself came from, and who controlled it? People have found reasons for time and age. The Greeks needed reasons for all occurrences of life and nature. They came up with gods, which they used to explain everything found in the world around them. Cronus is the god of time and age. He is considered the god of gods and was an important figure in Greek culture. He was worshipped and depicted in many different stories and forms. Cronus is the god of time and age. He was a Titan, and took the throne from his father and became the king of the Titans. According to (Littleton, C. Scott. "Cronus." World Book Student, World Book, 2017, worldbookonline.com/student/article? Id=ar141350. Accessed 17 May 2017) “Unlike most gods,…show more content…
His parents were Gaia who was the titan of the earth, and Uranus was the god of the sky. He had siblings Rhea was his sister whom he ended up marrying at the defeat of his father. The others were Hyperion who was the god of heavenly light. Coues who was the god of the mind. Iapetus was the god of death or mortal lifespan. , Crius is the god of the constellations. Phoebe was the goddess of prophetic radiance. Tethys was the goddess of the entirety of fresh water located on earth. Theia was the goddess of sight. Themis was the goddess of law and order. Oceanus is the god of the sea. Mnemosyne was the goddess of remembrance. Cronus was the youngest of all of his siblings, and interestingly enough he was the one to defeat his father. According to (Napoli, Donna Jo, and Christina Balti. Treasury of Greek mythology: classic stories of gods, goddesses, heroes & monsters. Washington: National Geographic Society, 2011. Web.) “Cronus, the Titan son of Gaia, Mother Earth, and Uranus, Father Heaven, lived deep in the Earth, where his father had locked him and his brothers and sisters. While the others quaked in fear at their father and hid in the shadows of their mother, Cronus just watched and listened.” This quote shows how out of all of his many siblings he was the only fearless one. Cronus also had many children, his children were Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, hades, Hestia, Demeter, and Chiron. Cronus castrated his father. The weapon he was given…show more content…
Cronus was given a poison from Zeus in disguise. This poison would make Cronus throw up all of his children. The first to come out was the stone wrapped in cloth. Then came Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter, and last Hestia. While Cronus was drunk Zeus let out all of Cronus 's non-titan siblings. These siblings were three Hecatonchires and three Cyclops. Cronus suspected something was off. This was a long war. According to (Clayton, Matt. Greek Mythology . N.p.: n.p., 2017. Print.) “Suddenly, Cronus retched forward, clutching his belly. The vomiting had started. First, out came a huge stone wrapped in swaddling cloth.” This quote shows that Cronus was poisoned and vomited up his children. After this he stayed drugged for a while and all the children
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