- a Titan, son of Uranus and Gaea, who was dethroned by his son Zeus.
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Examples from the Web for cronus
Cronus was the god of time in its sense of eternal duration.
Demeter (from Ge-meter, earth-mother) was the daughter of Cronus and Rhea.
Besides, the myth of the swallowing is not confined to Cronus.
But how did the sons of Cronus come to have his property in their hands to divide?
The sickle of Cronus is thus brought into connection with the sickle of the harvester.
Cronos or Kronos (ˈkrəʊnɒs)
- Greek myth a Titan, son of Uranus (sky) and Gaea (earth), who ruled the world until his son Zeus dethroned himRoman counterpart: Saturn
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Word Origin and History for cronus
from Greek Kronos, youngest of the first generation of Titans, and their leader; of uncertain origin, but probably not related to Khronos, personification of time.
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