Cronus (Greek: Κρόνος) was the leader of the Titans, the first generation of Greek deities. He gave birth to Zeus, Hades, and others. He was also associated with the harvest.
Also known as
CronosKronosSaturn (Latinized; Roman)
Parent belief system
Ancient GreekReligion · Polytheistic · 4 myths
The ancient Greek belief system represents a collection of cultural myths and stories that date back to circa 1300-1200 BCE. Its pantheon of deities were widely known and written about in Greek texts. The Romans adopted many Greek beliefs and renamed the deities according to the Latin language. In contemporary...
The world was created by the first deities out of a void where nothing existed. The oldest deities were Chasm (chaos), Gaia (Earth), Tartarus, and Eros (desire). These deities gave birth to the other Greek figures in a genealogical succession. Much of the rest of creation came from bodily fluids, like semen or blood.
Dedović, Boban. "When Art Betrays Mythology: Acquitting Cronus (Κρόνος) in Goya's Saturn." Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, Paris, France, December 1–3, 2023. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/btwsk
Fox, William S. The Mythology of All Races / Volume I, Greek and Roman. Vol. 1, The Mythology of All Races: In Thirteen Volumes. Edited by Louis H. Gray and George F. Moore. Boston, MA: Marshall Jones Company, 1916.
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