The Rescue of the Elder Olympians

KronosZeus 2

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During his reign, Kronos would usher in an era of peace and prosperity for the Titans and took his sister Rhea as his bride and queen. His rule would also see the genesis of mankind and be called their 'Golden Age'. However, Kronos abandoned his imprisoned siblings to their fates out of the belief that they would only pose a threat to his authority. However, the words of his castrated father still lingered in his mind.

Determined to avoid this fate, he decided to swallow each of his five children alive so that they could never overthrow him. A grief stricken and horrified Rhea pleaded with Kronos to spare their children but with no success. Kronos' wife would secretly give birth to a sixth child on Mount Ida and deceived her husband into devouring a swaddled stone instead. This rescued son would be named Zeus and it would be he who would machinate his father's downfall.

When Zeus grew to adulthood, he infiltrated his father's palace on Mount Othrys. He mixed mustard into Kronos' wine, forcing him to disgorge first the stone, and then his siblings.