Saturday, November 27, 2010

Myths and Legends: Cronus

Cronus. To find out more about the Titan Cronus, father of Zeus, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

Cronus, associated by the Romans with Saturn, famously ate his own children until finally he was tricked into swallowing a stone in place of his son Zeus who later challenged his father and freed his brothers and sisters from Cronus' belly. As you can see, Cronus is depicted with a sickle - the very sickle he had used to castrate and overthrow his own father, Uranus.

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