Thursday, September 30, 2010

ABC Wednesday - K is for Kronos

One more week for the ABC! I keep thinking to myself, "which god or goddess can I bring this time?", and it's fun! :)

I had to talk about Kronos (Saturn for the Romans), the great Titan, God of Time, Zeus' father (and Hestia, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, Hades, Hestia and Aphrodite). What a powerful and hmmm... deplorable God! He was the son of Gaia and Ouranus, who was jealous of his kids, making Kronos to kill him to survive. The bad thing is that Kronos started feeling the same fear that his offspring would excel him in power, and decided killing them all, right after his wife Rhea gave birth. She became so obviously outrageous that she hid Zeus from him and sent him to be raised in Krete, away from his jealous father. When he grew up, Zeus eventually defeated and forced him to throw up his kids back to life, after castrating him, and throwing his er... member... to the sea, where Aphrodite was born from it. Zeus was so kind and magnanimous that ended up forgiving Kronos, and gave the Elysina Islands for him to rule. What a metaphor...

For more K posts, visit the ABC page, created by Denise Nesbitt, and join the fun!

3 comentários:

Sara Katt said...

Three cheers for mythology! Good choice of K-gud, Kronos!
Sara Cat
Sara Cat's K-words [abcW7]

Roger Owen Green said...

That was an entertaining telling of the tale.

Oh, BTW, I got one of those blog awards and I gave one to you. please feel no obligation to pass it on, et al.

Mother Moon said...

talk about a dysfunctional family.. great post..