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RHEA

Picture of the Greek Goddess RHEA from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Greek Goddess

Also known as RHEIA

Mother of the Gods

Married to her brother CRONUS, she gave birth to ZEUS, POSEIDON, HADES, DEMETER, HERA and HESTIA.

These didn’t have much time to get acquainted with the world before CRONUS swallowed them in a male menopausal panic. But RHEA tricked him by hiding ZEUS and substituting a stone wrapped in baby clothes.

So CRONUS swallowed that instead, not realizing that a fully-grown ZEUS would return to rescue his siblings.

RHEA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : RHEA
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : RHEIA
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : deity

In charge of : Unknown at present
God of :

Father: URANUS
Mother: GAIA
Consort: CRONUS
Member of: TITANS

Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index : 43997

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Article last updated on 19 August 2015 by Peter J Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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