Creation Story: Greek version part I

Chaos was the beginning, the emptiness or nothingness from whence everything came. Now Chaos was a gloomy, soupy mist with all the matter in the cosmos just drifting around. Eventually a creator some named her Ananke, Goddess of Necessity, or God collected some of its matter and solidified into the earth, which developed a living personality. She called herself Gaea, the Earth Mother. After a period of time, the sky formed - a protective dome that was blue in the daytime and black at night, and named him Ouranos. Soon Chaos 'got a little creation-happy'. Water collected out of the mist of Chaos, pooled in the deepest parts of the earth and formed the first seas, which developed a consciousness - the god Pontus. Soon another dome came into being beneath the earth, but it was dark and murky, this was Tartarus, the Pit of Evil and Damnation. Then emerge the dark immortals: Nyx, Goddess of the Night and Erebus, God of Darkness and Mist. Erebus and Nyx wed and bore Hemera, Goddess of the Day and Aether, God of Light. And well they never got along because they were opposite.
Well Gaia and Ouranos wed and started having kids. At first they had a batch of twelve—six girls and six boys called the Titans. This group looked human, but they were much taller and more powerful. You’d figure twelve kids would enough for anybody right? That when things go south with Ouranos and Gaea’s marriage. He was absent dad spending most his time in the sky. Ouranos didn't help with raising the Titan. Gaia thought having more kids would patch things up (like that would work). She gave birth to triplets. The problem: these new kids defined the word UGLY. They were bigger and stronger than the Titans, and with single eye in middle of their forehead. Gaia loved them but when Ouranos saw them, he tossed into Tartarus. Gaia was furious but Ouranos didn’t care. She gave one more chance with Ouranos and she gave birth to a more monstrous triplets: Hundred-handed ones. Like Cyclopes, Ouranos casted them to Tartarus.

The First Revolt

Gaia had it Ouranos and his cruelty to her younger children. She summoned her Titans in a cave to discuss a revolt. The Titans were frightened of Ouranos. Finally Cronus, youngest of the Titan, agreed to lead to an assaulted on Ouranos. Gaia created the first weapon called the scythe. Gaia lured Ouranos to earth for some loving. Cronos and male Titans pounced on Ouranos: four hold him down Cronus dices him up. Before Ouranos’s physical form was destroyed he cursed Cronus to suffer the same fate. From the blood of Ouranos came the Furies, Goddesses of Vengeance. They fled to Tartarus. Satyrs, nymphs and living creatures of the earth too emerge from Gaia’s fertile soil. Ouranos’s cock was thrown into sea dissolving into sea foam creating Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty. Gaia crowned Cronus King of Universe and he made the four male Titans lord of the corners of the Earth. This was beginning of The Golden Age.


Let me introduce to the Titans

King of the Titans , Ruler of the Universe, Titan of Time and Ages. He is the Father of the Olympians

Father of and Ruler of the Waters, Titan of the Oceans

Ruler of the East, Titan of Light

Ruler of the West, Lord of the Underworld, and Titan of Mortality

Lord of the Axis, Ruler of the North, Titan of Knowledge and Heavenly Prophecy

Lord of Constellations and Stars, Ruler of the South, Titan of the Leadership and Domesticated Animals

Consort of Oceanus and Queen of the Waters, Patron Goddess of Nursing Mothers and the Young, Titaness of the Sea

Consort of Hyperion and Lady of Enlightenment, Titaness of Sight, Gold, Silver, and Gems

Lady of Conduct, Mistress of Judgment, Titaness of Divine Law and Order. She is the ex-wife of Iapetus.

Consort of Koios and Lady of Darkness and Mysteries, Titaness of Intellect, Goddess of the Oracle of Delphi

Titaness of Memory, Lady of Remembrance, the Inventress of Words and Language.

Lady of Generation, Mistress of the Earthly Elements, Nature, and Fertility, Queen of the Titans and Mother of the Olympians

Golden Age

The Golden Age started when Cronus killed his father Ouranos, and ended in the Titanomachy, when Zeus overthrew the Titans. Humans who lived in this age are called the Golden Race, who was born from Gaea herself. It was an age where a human lived five-hundred years and almost as well as the Titans, with Cronus being their supreme leader. In total, the max population of the Golden Age reached 30,000. It is usually considered the best period in Greek mythology. Humans in those days lived peacefully and in complete health and long-lasting youth, and after a long life, they died peacefully. There was no civilization as the Golden Race acquired anything they wanted by thoughts, and animals spoke in human voices. While the Golden Age was a time of peace, humans were free of knowledge and were no different from animals. The Golden Race died out because no woman had existed before the time of Zeus. Their spirits currently reside in the Elysium (the Greek Heaven).
Cronus kept the Cyclopes and the Hecatoncheires imprisoned in Tartarus. He married his sister Rhea; under his rule the Titans had many offspring. He ruled for many ages on Mount Orthys. At first, Kronos seemed willing to be a good father, and not to resemble Ouranos. However, the Titan King suddenly realized that Hestia was not a Titaness, but rather, a more powerful and beautiful immortal (a goddess). Kronos, fearing that Hestia might one day overpower him, quickly swallowed her whole, to the horror of Rhea. 
Hestia, thus, spent her childhood undigested in her father's stomach along with her younger sisters (Demeter and Hera), and younger brothers (Hades and Poseidon), all of whom were also swallowed shortly after their birth. As a result, Kronos became known as "The Cannibal King." Rhea pleaded with Kronos to spare their children but with no success, since even Kronos' great love for Rhea was not enough to overpower his selfish and evil nature. However, Rhea was angry at the treatment of the children and plotted against Cronus. When it came time to give birth to her sixth child (Zeus), Rhea hid herself, and then she left the child to be raised by nymphs and warrior spirits. To conceal her act she wrapped a stone in swaddling cloths and passed it off as the baby to Cronus swallowed it. Shortly thereafter, Kronos had a single, brief affair with an Oceanid named Philyra, which resulted in the birth of the handsome and wise centaur named Chiron.
Throughout his childhood, Zeus was raised by Rhea (who visited him often), the Nine Nymphs, warrior spirits, and the goat Amalthea. Rhea would often tell Zeus about his brothers and sisters, all of whom he was destined to rescue from his father's stomach. He grew into a handsome youth on Crete. He consulted Metis on how to defeat Cronus. She taught Zeus how to prepare a drink for Cronus design to make him vomit up the other children. Rhea transformed Zeus to titan and convinced Cronus to accept him as Cronus's cupbearer. Zeus poured an extremely powerful emetic (made from nectar mixed with mustard) into Kronos' goblet, which caused the Titan King to disgorge all of the contents of his stomach, in reverse order of swallowing: first the boulder, then Poseidon, followed by Hades, Hera, Demeter, and, finally, Hestia. All five of them had been growing undigested in Kronos' stomach, being gods.
Zeus quickly introduced himself to his elder siblings, and all of them (including Hestia) quickly escaped Mount Othrys, before their Titanic uncles and cousins came to their senses. In Zeus' Cave, at the base of Mount Ida, Hestia, Hades, Poseidon, Demeter and Hera happily reunited with their beloved mother Rhea, who tearfully embraced them. Shortly thereafter, Hestia and the other gods accepted Zeus as their leader, and reached a unanimous consensus on declaring war against their tyrannical father. Hestia (being a kind and peaceful goddess) was the only one who initially objected, and suggested diplomacy, but was finally persuaded to agree with Zeus. However, since they still had no weapons, Hestia agreed to help Zeus release their Elder Cyclopes and Hekatonkheires uncles from Tartarus first.


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