Welcome to the Golden Age of Cronus

Today begins the Roman festival called Saturnalia to honored the Titan Lord Cronus.  The holiday of Saturnalia was celebrated between 17th December and 3rd January, a period of semi-lawlessness where dispensing of punishments suspended and courts closed, business stopped and all wars ceased.
Cronus was the Titan of Agriculture. After he overthrew his father, he also became the God of the Universe. He was also the God of time. Cronus was the youngest of the original titans. He married Rhea.
Cronus defeated his father Ouranos (Uranus), Ruler of the Universe when his mother Gaia, Mother Earth, asked all her children to overthrow him. She did this because Ouranos had hidden her previous children in Tartarus where there was no light. All Titans except Cronus opted not to try their might against Ouranos, but Cronus did. He used a sickle forge by Gaia to ambush his father.
When Uranus met with Gaia, Cronus attacked him with the sickle castrating him and throwing his testicles into the sea. From the blood and semen that spilled out from Uranus and fell upon the earth (Gaia), the Giants, Erinyes, and Meliae were produced. The testicles produced white foam from which Aphrodite was born. For this, Uranus threatened vengeance and called his children, the Titan, for overstepping their boundaries and daring to commit such an act. He cursed Cronus that the same thing is going to happen to him.
After dispatching Uranus, Cronus re-imprisoned the Hecatonchires, the Gigantes, and the Cyclopes in Tartarus and set the dragon demon Campe to guard them. He and his sister Rhea married and took the throne of the world as king and queen. This period of Cronus' rule was called the “Golden Age”, as the people of the time had no need for laws or rules; everyone did the right thing, and immorality was absent. Basically it was the Prehistoric Era,
However, there was a curse that Cronus himself would, ironically, be overthrown by his own son. To ensure that his children could not does this be began eating them. He had already eaten Hades, Poseidon and others, but, because they were immortal, they grew up in his stomach. When Cronus wanted to eat Zeus, Rhea wrapped some rocks in a baby blanket. Cronus was fooled. To escape notice, Zeus was sent to Crete to be raised by the divine goat named Amaltheia. When Zeus grew up, he cut open the stomach of Cronus to release his brothers. Other tales say that the siblings were released by a potion that was administered by Titaness Metis to Cronus which forced him puke up the other gods. Then the Olympians imprisoned Cronus and all the Titans in Tartarus.
Cronus was not highly regarded by the ancient Greeks. He was considered a hard, cruel, and capricious god and father, the god of chaos. The Roman manifestation, named "Saturn", was better respected and had his own temple in Rome. For the Romans he became the god of seasons, calendars, and the harvest.


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