One of the TITANS, his mighty father URANUS was terrified of the great ugly kids pregnant GAIA was producing and had them banished to the bowels of the Earth. In other words, GAIA’s bowels.
She found this so painful (and not just emotionally) that she enlisted the aid of youngest son CRONUS to put an end to URANUS’s machinations. With a well-aimed swipe of a sickle, CRONUS cut his father off in his prime.
With URANUS out of the way, CRONUS became Top God and ruled a Golden Age of peace and prosperity. With his wife RHEA he fathered all the other Top Gods.
But it was a case of like father, like son. He was so fearful of his own powerful children, he gobbled them all up and only baby ZEUS escaped to save the day and chuck daddy into the Abyss of TARTARUS.
Article last updated on 17 February 2013
by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
Cite this article:
Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Cronus: Greek God of Fertility (Greek mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 17 Feb. 2013. Web. 1 October 2014.