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RHEA

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

Greek Mother 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
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Motherhood
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : RHEIA
Popularity index : 38710

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Article last updated on 31 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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