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Cronus

[kroh-nuh s] /ˈkroʊ nəs/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
a Titan, son of Uranus and Gaea, who was dethroned by his son Zeus.
Compare Saturn.
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  • And we only infer that the myth of Cronus was originally evolved by persons also in the savage intellectual condition.

    Custom and Myth Andrew Lang
  • Cronus was the god of time in its sense of eternal duration.

  • This peculiarly savage trick of swallowing each other became an inherited habit in the family of Cronus.

  • Let us now examine the myth of Cronus, and the explanations which have been given by scholars.

    Custom and Myth Andrew Lang
  • In Naxos, on the other hand, Euthyphro deemed that the conduct of Cronus deserved imitation.

    Custom and Myth Andrew Lang
  • Why the name of Cronus should mean ‘horned,’ when he is never represented with horns, it is hard to say.

    Custom and Myth Andrew Lang
  • I am the eldest son of Cronus; sprung from the genuine and respectable race of (Σωος) Sous, and am related to the fountain of day.

  • The second part of the myth of Cronus was, like the first, a stumbling-block to the orthodox in Greece.

    Custom and Myth Andrew Lang
  • Into such a cave, in the middle of the Ocean, Cronus shut his children, as Porphyry tells us.

    Simon Magus George Robert Stow Mead
  • We shall apply the same explanation to the Greek myth of Gaea and of the mutilation of Cronus.

British Dictionary definitions for Cronus

Cronus

/ˈkrəʊnəs/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a Titan, son of Uranus (sky) and Gaea (earth), who ruled the world until his son Zeus dethroned him Roman counterpart Saturn
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Word Origin and History for Cronus

from Greek Kronos, youngest of the first generation of Titans, and their leader; of uncertain origin, but probably not related to Khronos, personification of time.

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