Cronus By logan overturf

Summary

Cronus was a son of Uranus and Ge, and the youngest among the Titans. He was married to Rhea by whom he became the father of Zeus, Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon.

Character Traits

1. Powerful - Because he was the leader of all of the Titans.

2. Mean - Because he ate all of children.

3. Dumb - Because he let his wife play a trick on him so he wouldn't eat Zeus.

Theme

He overthrew his father and was king in the mythogical golden age, but then he was overthrown by his own son Zeus. Then he was imprisoned in Tartarus.

Discussion

Cronus was the king who came to power by overthrowing his father Uranus. His wife was Rhea, while their offspring were the first of the Olympians. To ensure his safety, Cronus ate each one of the kids when they were born. This was working until Rhea, unhappy at the loss of her children, tricked Cronus into swallowing a rock, instead of Zeus. When he got older, Zeus revolted against Cronus and the other Titans, defeating them, and sending them into Tartarus in the underworld.

Sources cited

1. “Cronus.” Cronus, www.greekmythology.com/Titans/Cronus/cronus.html.

2. “KRONOS.” CRONUS (Kronos) - Greek Titan God of Time, King of the Titans (Roman Saturn), www.theoi.com/Titan/TitanKronos.html.

3. “Cronus.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cronus.

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