And we only infer that the myth of Cronus was originally evolved by persons also in the savage intellectual condition.
Cronus was the god of time in its sense of eternal duration.
This peculiarly savage trick of swallowing each other became an inherited habit in the family of Cronus.
Let us now examine the myth of Cronus, and the explanations which have been given by scholars.
In Naxos, on the other hand, Euthyphro deemed that the conduct of Cronus deserved imitation.
We shall apply the same explanation to the Greek myth of Gaea and of the mutilation of Cronus.
I am the eldest son of Cronus; sprung from the genuine and respectable race of (Σωος) Sous, and am related to the fountain of day.
The second myth, in which Cronus swallows his children, has numerous parallels in savage legend.
Into such a cave, in the middle of the Ocean, Cronus shut his children, as Porphyry tells us.
Mr. Isaac Taylor, again, explains Cronus as the sky which swallows and reproduces the stars.
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.