Cronus

[ kroh-nuhs ]
/ ˈkroʊ nəs /

noun Classical Mythology.

a Titan, son of Uranus and Gaia, who was dethroned by his son Zeus.

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Origin of Cronus

First recorded in 1700–20; from Latin Cronos, Cronus, from Greek Krónos, of uncertain origin but later interpreted by Aristotle to be the same as chrónos “time”
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Cronus

Cronos or Kronos (ˈkrəʊnɒs)

/ (ˈkrəʊnəs) /

noun

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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