CRONUS
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Κρονος (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: KRO-nəs (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Latinized form of the Greek Κρονος (Kronos), possibly derived from the Indo-European root *ker- meaning "to cut". Cronus was the Titan who fathered the Greek gods. As his wife Rhea gave birth to the gods, Cronus swallowed them fearing the prophecy that he would be overthrown by one of his children. However Rhea hid Zeus, her last child, who eventually forced his father to disgorge his siblings. Cronus and the rest of the Titans were then defeated by the gods and exiled.
Related Names
VARIANT: Kronos
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