Greek Creation Story, Cronus and Rhea and Birth of Zeus
Goddess Archetypes: Vesta, the keeper of the Flame @ 0 0 point, Creation Divine Connection Independent Personal Authority Keeper of spiritual knowledge. Creation Story, Cronus and Rhea Birth of Zeus. According to Greek mythology, in the beginning there was nothing. This was called Chaos. From this. Kronos and his children never had a good relationship. This is due to the fact that he Kronos and Rhea were the King and Queen of the Titans. Once Zeus was.
Mythology[ edit ] Gaia and Uranus told Cronus that just as he had overthrown his own father, he was destined to be overcome by his own child; so as each of his children was born, Cronus swallowed them.
Rhea, Uranus and Gaia devised a plan to save the last of them, Zeus. Rhea gave birth to Zeus in a cavern on the island of Creteand gave Cronus a stone wrapped in swaddling clothes, which he promptly swallowed; Rhea hid her infant son Zeus in a cave on Mount Ida. Her attendants, the warrior-like Kouretes and Dactylsacted as a bodyguard for the infant Zeus, helping to conceal his whereabouts from his father. In some accounts, by the will of Rhea a golden dog guarded a goat which offered her udder and gave nourishment to the infant Zeus.
Later on, Zeus changed the goat into an immortal among the stars while the golden dog that guarded the sacred spot in Crete was stolen by Pandareus. Her cults employed rhythmic, raucous chants and dances, accompanied by the tympanon a wide, handheld drumto provoke a religious ecstasy.
Her priests impersonated her mythical attendants, the Curetes and Dactyls, with a clashing of bronze shields and cymbals. Rhea was often referred to in ancient times by the title Meter Theon Mother of the Gods and there where several temples around Ancient Greece dedicated to her under that name.
Pausanias mentioned temples dedicated to Rhea under the name Meter Theon in Anagyros in Attika,  Megalopolis in Arkadia,  on the Acropolis of Ancient Corinth,  and in the district of Keramaikos in Athens, where the statue was made by Pheidias. No image lies in it of the Meter Theon Mother of the Godsbut there stand in it statues of Roman emperors.
The people of Akriai say that this is the oldest sanctuary of this goddess in the Peloponessos. Finally, the younger ones defeated the oldies and got hold of their positions as King and Queen of Heaven. As for the losers, they got thrown either to the Ocean or Tartarus.Rhea: The Mother of Gods of the Olympus - Mythology Dictionary #13 - See U in History
Rhea must have learned to like the title for herself. The Golden Age or not? A manga depiction of Cronus and Rhea by Zelda Wang.
Men of the Golden Age live like gods in tranquility on earth, and they have good relations with the gods and each other And more good things were said after that. However, in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thiefit is said that: The Golden Age was described as just propaganda by Kronos Cronus as in truth he used humans as either cheap entertainment or as a light snack.
Source Everyone's got an opinion. What do you think of the Golden Age? And it involved the fate of the world and her children. Cronus heard through the grapevine about Themis ' prophecy concerning the fall of the Titans.
Kronos and Zeus Battle for Control of the Universe
Of course, as the top Titan, he didn't at all like the sound of the word fall. He had nightmares about it; he overthought about it; and it drove him nuts. To have his peace of mind, he finally ordered Rhea to bring all of their children to him to devour their Essences their life force. Just look at the picture. After that, all five children became nothing but limp vegetables whose bodies were caged in different parts of the cosmos.
Here's what I think: Rhea got really mad with what her husband did to their children. When she became pregnant with Zeus, her sixth child, she must have thought, "I've had enough!
The Olympian Archives: Rhea: Queen Supreme
Screw him and his glycerin rich diet" So, she went to ask her mother Gaea to ask for help. And the two goddesses were on their way to raising the supreme god of Greek mythology. There are so many variations to this myth and so many characters, too.
But here's the gist I got from greekgods. She became mad when Cronus forced her to give him their children to swallow upon their birth.
She started plotting against him and by the time he had swallowed Hestia, Hera, Poseidon, Hades, and Demeter, Rhea decided that enough is enough. She gave birth to her last child Zeus in secrecy and gave Cronus a rock, wrapped in a blanket, to swallow instead. Cronus was pleased, not knowing that Zeus was still out there, and thought he was safe from the prophecy.
Cronus/Saturn Father of Time
Later in a ten-year war, Zeus and Olympians defeated Cronus and the Titans. They became the next rulers, just like Cronus and his brothers had overthrown Uranus. Rhea in the end was the main reason that history repeated itself. It is not mentioned there that Rhea enlisted the Curetes, shield clashing daemons, and the nymphs whose names greatly differ to help in the baby sitting.
I am also guessing that the youthful Zeus went under the alias Welchanos during his service to Cronus as a cupbearer.