Unformatted text preview: volunteers to cut off his father’s genitals and throw them in the water. 1. Blood hits the water and gives birth to Aphrodite, associated with love and procreation.-- Kronos(the sky god like his father) takes sister Rhea (earth mother) as his wife. It is seen as a sacred marriage. (Later, Zeus and Hera will have a sacred marriage. * They have children but Kronos does not want his children to overpower him and eats them (5 children). 1. Rhea does not let the 6 th child be eaten. Gives birth on Crete and gives Kronos a stone instead of the baby. Zeus grows up on Crete and has vengeance against his father. He goes to the Cyclops and Hecatoncheires to get help. Kronos vomits up the rest of his children and Zeus takes over Kronos. *The children are Zeus, Hera, Hades, Hestia, Poseidon and Demeter.-- The 12 Olympians...
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- Fall '08
- Greek Mythology, Zeus, Kronos