Zeus vs Kronos Picture

The battle between Zeus and the Titan lord Kronos.

KRONOS (or Cronus) was the Titan god of time and the ages, especially time where regarded as destructive and all-devouring. He ruled the cosmos after castrating and deposing of his father Ouranos (Sky). In fear of a prophecy that he in turn would be in turn be overthrown by a child of his, Kronos swallowed each of his children as soon as they were born. Not exactly a good guy in other words!

However Rhea managed to save her offspring with Kronos, Zeus, by hiding him away on the island of Krete. Instead she fed Kronos a stone wrapped in the swaddling clothes of an infant. And the dumbass bloke fell for the plot and swallowed the stone.

Zeus grew up, forced Kronos to disgorge his swallowed offspring, including a handful of siblings of his, and then formed and led the groping called Olympians in a ten year war against the Titanes, before driving them defeated into the pit of Tartaros.

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