CRONUS (Roman SATURN) was the leader and the youngest of the first generation of Titans, divine descendants of Gaia, the earth, and Uranus, the sky. He overthrew his father and ruled during the mythological Golden Age, until he was overthrown by his own son, Zeus and imprisoned in Tartarus.

CRONUS (Roman SATURN) was the leader and the youngest of the first generation of Titans, divine descendants of Gaia, the earth, and Uranus, the sky. He overthrew his father and ruled during the mythological Golden Age, until he was overthrown by his own son, Zeus and imprisoned in Tartarus.

Saturn was a major god presiding over time. His reign was depicted as a Golden Age of abundance and peace by many Roman authors. . Saturn is the namesake of both Saturn, the planet, and Saturday (dies Saturni). He was identified in classical antiquity with the Greek deity Cronus.

Saturn was a major god presiding over time. His reign was depicted as a Golden Age of abundance and peace by many Roman authors. . Saturn is the namesake of both Saturn, the planet, and Saturday (dies Saturni). He was identified in classical antiquity with the Greek deity Cronus.

Saturn Cutting off Cupid’s Wings with a Scythe (1802) by Ivan Akimov (Tretyakov Gallery)

Saturn Cutting off Cupid’s Wings with a Scythe (1802) by Ivan Akimov (Tretyakov Gallery)

Peter Paul Rubens' more Baroque-style Saturn Devouring His Son (1636) may have inspired Goya

Peter Paul Rubens' more Baroque-style Saturn Devouring His Son (1636) may have inspired Goya

father time - Chronos (also known as Chronus) is the personification of time itself. Indeed, the word means "time" and is the root of "chronology" and other modern words. It was, however, originally employed in a purely poetic sense. There is no God or Goddess directly associated with time per se in the annals of Greek mythology, but there may have been a Titan of Time.

father time - Chronos (also known as Chronus) is the personification of time itself. Indeed, the word means "time" and is the root of "chronology" and other modern words. It was, however, originally employed in a purely poetic sense. There is no God or Goddess directly associated with time per se in the annals of Greek mythology, but there may have been a Titan of Time.

In the most classic and well known version of Greek mythology, Cronus or Kronos was the leader and the youngest of the first generation of Titans, divine descendants of Gaia, the earth, and Uranus, the sky. He overthrew his father and ruled during the mythological Golden Age, until he was overthrown by his own son, Zeus and imprisoned in Tartarus.

In the most classic and well known version of Greek mythology, Cronus or Kronos was the leader and the youngest of the first generation of Titans, divine descendants of Gaia, the earth, and Uranus, the sky. He overthrew his father and ruled during the mythological Golden Age, until he was overthrown by his own son, Zeus and imprisoned in Tartarus.

Hecate. Greek goddess of crossroads, magic and witchcraft. My fave Greek goddess! Greek mythology.

Hecate. Greek goddess of crossroads, magic and witchcraft. My fave Greek goddess! Greek mythology.

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