Cronus is the king of the Titans of Myth.
He is the son of Gaea the Earth Goddess and Ouranos the Sky God. His father was a ruthless leader and Gaea asked her son Cronus to kill his father. He killed Ouranos and became the lord of all creation. It was prophesied again that Cronus would be killed by one of his children just as he had overthrown his father. As a result, when Demeter, Hestia, Hera, Hades and Poseidon, were born he devoured them, to preempt the prophecy. When the sixth child, Zeus, was born his wife Rhea sought Gaia to devise a plan to save them and to eventually get retribution on Cronus for eating their children. Another child Cronus fathered includes Chiron, by Philyra. Rhea secretly gave birth to Zeus, and handed Cronus a stone wrapped in cloth, which he promptly swallowed, thinking that it was his son. Rhea took Zeus away and kept him hidden.
When he grew to manhood, Zeus returned to face his father, using his wife Metis to seduce Cronus and slip a magic herb into his wine to make him vomit up two of his siblings, Poseidon and Hades. Zeus also released the Cyclopes, who helped forge his Thunderbolts, Poseidon's Trident and Hades Helmet of Darkness. They battled the Titans of Myth and became the new rulers of the Earth by slaying Cronus and forging a pact in his dead remains. These siblings became the Olympian Gods and goddesses, Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades then divided the heavens, seas, and underworld among themselves. Cronus was then locked in Tartarus for the rest of eternity.
Millennia later, Cronus was magically brought back to life. He unleashed his terrible children - Arch, Disdain, Harrier, Oblivion, Slaughter, and Titan - upon the unsuspecting Earth, hoping to rule the universe once more. Cronus set the Olympian and Hindu pantheons against each other in an epic war of the gods. However Wonder Woman shattered Cronus's sickle, holder of the collected power of the Godwave, and shortly he died once again when he tried to claim the power of the Presence and was overwhelmed.
- Sickle of Cronus: the source of his power, capable of slaying gods.
- This character is an adaptation of Cronus, a character in traditional stories. These include, but may not be limited to religious texts, myth, and/or folk lore. More information on the original can be found at Wikipedia.org.
- 27 Appearances of Cronus (New Earth)
- 5 Images featuring Cronus (New Earth)
- 1 Quotations by or about Cronus (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Cronus (New Earth)
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