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Cronus Swallows His Children

Cronus Swallows His Children

Saturn, Jupiter’s father, devours one of his sons, Neptune, by Peter Paul Rubens     Cronus was the youngest of the twelve Titans, the offspring of Gaia and Uranus. Cronus took his own sister, Rhea, also a Titan, as his wife. The union of Cronus and Rhea was a very special one. They produced several of the most powerful gods in the Greek pantheon: Demeter, Hades, Hera, Hestia, Poseidon and Zeus. Hesiod tells us in The Theogony that Cronus was…

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