Happy Mother's Day: Rhea; Mother Goddess of Greece
Mother of the Gods
Titan Queen of Heavens
Titaness of Comfort, Blessing and Ease
Titaness of Fertility, Motherhood and Generation
Kronos, Rhea's Titan brother and husband, castrated their father, Ouranos. After this, Kronos re-imprisoned the Hekatonkheires and the Cyclopes, and set the monster Kampê to guard them. He and Rhea took the throne as King and Queen of the Titans. This time was called the Golden Age.
She is the Great Mother and unceasing producer of all plant-life. She was also believed to exercise unbounded sway over the animal creation, more especially over the lion, the noble king of beasts. Rhea is generally represented wearing a crown of turrets or towers and seated on a throne, with lions crouching at her feet. She is sometimes depicted sitting in a chariot, drawn by lions.
Zeus and Rhea concocted a potion and gave it to Kronos to make him to disgorge his siblings in reverse order of swallowing: first the stone, which was set down at Pytho under the glens of Parnassus to be a sign to mortal men, then the rest.
Zeus and his siblings, together with the Hekatonkheires, rogue Titans and Cyclopes overthrew Kronos and the other Titans.
After the Titan war it's commonly said that Rhea made some demands to be kept as sparing the Titanesses and to have a throne in Mount Olympus. Zeus agree most of her demands. He spared the all Titanesses and Titans who were neutral or allied. He allow her to place on Mount Olympus.
She was seen as an earth Goddess, a mother Goddess, and the mother to all the Gods. She kept all things in balance and kept the flow of life in her hands. In ancient art, she was portrayed on a throne with two lions at her side.
To honor the Goddess Rhea, honor your mother earth, and help keep the balance in your own life flow naturally.