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Cronus by GENZOMAN Cronus by GENZOMAN
And more greek myths! This is a very old pic, around 2007, I remember doing this sketch on a plane. Was odd, cause out there was a awful electrical storm... damn! zeus dont want me to finish this pic of his dad:p. I just adjusted some colors, hope you like it... I done this pic at the same time of this other posted a couple of years ago
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PSCS/Graphire 3/7hours/Music: Asteorid field - John Williams (why? dont ask XD)

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Let´s Wikiattack!

Cronus or Kronos (Ancient Greek Κρόνος, Krónos) was the leader and the youngest of the first generation of Titans, divine descendants of Gaia, the earth, and Uranus, the sky. He overthrew his father and ruled during the mythological Golden Age, until he was overthrown by his own sons, Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon, and imprisoned in Tartarus.

In ancient myth recorded by Hesiod's Theogony, Cronus envied the power of his father, the ruler of the universe, Uranus. Uranus drew the enmity of Cronus' mother, Gaia, when he hid the gigantic youngest children of Gaia, the hundred-armed Hecatonchires and one-eyed Cyclopes, in Tartarus, so that they would not see the light. Gaia created a great stone sickle and gathered together Cronus and his brothers to persuade them to castrate Uranus. Only Cronus was willing to do the deed, so Gaia gave him the sickle and placed him in ambush. When Uranus met with Gaia, Cronus attacked him with the sickle castrating him and casting his testicles into the sea. From the blood (or, by a few accounts, semen) that spilled out from Uranus and fell upon the earth, the Gigantes, Erinyes, and Meliae were produced. The testicles produced a white foam from which Aphrodite emerged. For this, Uranus threatened vengeance and called his sons titenes (according to Hesiod meaning "straining ones," the source of the word "titan", but this etymology is disputed) for overstepping their boundaries and daring to commit such an act.

After dispatching Uranus, Cronus re-imprisoned the Hecatonchires, the Gigantes, and the Cyclopes and set the dragon Campe to guard them. He and his sister Rhea took the throne of the world as king and queen. This period of Cronus' rule was called the Golden Age, as the people of the time had no need for laws or rules; everyone did the right thing, and immorality was absent.

Cronus learned from Gaia and Uranus that he was destined to be overcome by his own son, just as he had overthrown his father. As a result, although he sired the gods Demeter, Hera, Hades, Hestia, and Poseidon by Rhea, he devoured them all as soon as they were born, to preempt the prophecy. When the sixth child, Zeus, was born Rhea sought Gaia to devise a plan to save them and to eventually get retribution on Cronus for his acts against his father and children. Other children Cronus is reputed to have fathered include Chiron, by Philyra.

Rhea secretly gave birth to Zeus in Crete, and handed Cronus a stone wrapped in swaddling clothes, also known as the Omphalos Stone, which he promptly swallowed, thinking that it was his son.

Rhea kept Zeus hidden in a cave on Mount Ida, Crete. According to some versions of the story, he was then raised by a goat named Amalthea, while a company of Kouretes, armored male dancers, shouted and clapped their hands to make enough noise to mask the baby's cries from Cronus. Other versions of the myth have Zeus raised by the nymph Adamanthea, who hid Zeus by dangling him by a rope from a tree so that he was suspended between the earth, the sea, and the sky, all of which were ruled by his father, Cronus. Still other versions of the tale say that Zeus was raised by his grandmother, Gaia.

Once he had grown up, Zeus used a poison given to him by Gaia to force Cronus to disgorge the contents of his stomach in reverse order: first the stone, which was set down at Pytho under the glens of Mount Parnassus to be a sign to mortal men, then the goat, and then his two brothers and three sisters. In other versions of the tale, Metis gave Cronus an emetic to force him to disgorge the children, or Zeus cut Cronus' stomach open. After freeing his siblings, Zeus released the Gigantes, the Hecatonchires, and the Cyclopes, who forged for him his thunderbolts. In a vast war called the Titanomachy, Zeus and his brothers and sisters, with the help of the Gigantes, Hecatonchires, and Cyclopes, overthrew Cronus and the other Titans. Afterwards, many of the Titans were confined in Tartarus. Some Titans were not banished to Tartarus. Atlas, Epimetheus, Menoetius, Oceanus and Prometheus are examples of Titans who were not imprisoned in Tartarus following the Titanomachy. Gaia bore the monster Typhon to claim revenge for the imprisoned Titans, though Zeus was victorious. Accounts of the fate of Cronus after the Titanomachy differ. In Homeric and other texts he is imprisoned with the other Titans in Tartarus. In Orphic poems, he is imprisoned for eternity in the cave of Nyx. Pindar describes his release from Tartarus, where he is made King of Elysium by Zeus. In another version, the Titans released the Cyclopes from Tartarus, and Cronus was awarded the kingship among them, beginning a Golden Age.
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:iconchristianfa:
ChristianFA Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
The moral of the story is never mess with a mother's children, unless you wanna get castrated...
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sydwazhere Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
metis would be a good one not alot of people know about her the power thing...athenas momma got eaten by zeus
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ThatMuffinIsMine Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
~ <3 ~ Love ittttttt ~
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thoma Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
so do you think cronus was justified? or was it a self fulfilling prophesy?
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gusmedi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
awesome....Great work!!
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:iconkiranta:
Kiranta Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Often when someone tries to change their fate, they often make it happen unintentionally.
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cronosx2008 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gran y poderoso cronos soy.
Gracias por dibujarme al poderoso titan.
que comienze la TITANOMAQUIA
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lielin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
dat beard.
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:iconcarallela:
Carallela Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!! Great work. I sooooo wish to draw one day something like that.
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avdsouza Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
As the Titan King, and the father of the Big Three, Kronos is the most powerful Titan of all.
He is immortal and can only be killed if his entire legacy is destroyed.
 Also, in his true divine form, he can disintegrate mortals just by being in their presence.
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yamiblade Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
How it hanging Cronus
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Madrigal2000 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Very nice and all but, that hourglass is out of place. I mean, Cronus is just a titan, and the real god of time is Chronos. Two different people.
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:iconavdsouza:
avdsouza Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Kronos is the titan of time.
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:iconkidsapiens:
KidSapiens Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Time is of the essence!

*shot for pun*
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KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
A cool rendition of one of my favorite/coolest mythological weapons and i's owner. 

Through he obviously won't be winning any world' best dad awards, I always found him sort of fascinating in certain ways.
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M7Fire Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Background as in bio
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:iconm7fire:
M7Fire Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Can I use the image in my story? Not the background, I swear.
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furyberserk Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
I enjoy the picture, but the hourglass represents time. The ruler and creator of time is Chronos, a primordial, not to be confused with Cronus, the Titan. I may be missing something, but you may be mixing the two.
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Atlantean6 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Interesting take on Saturn, dude.  But I don't think it's all that bad, being the First Sun for Earth and all. 
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Sirasit070 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Make Hermes
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:iconc-blaze21:
C-blaze21 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013

Wow,

Now that is an incredible version of the king of the titans

Instant Fav!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MishuPascal Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
What is that hourglass doing there? I mean, as far as I know, Cronus is different from Chronos, the personification of time. Anyway, it's a great picture. Nice job! Nod 
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:iconavdsouza:
avdsouza Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Kronos is the titan of time.
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:iconarigato30:
arigato30 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Artist
the scythe sees you...Run 
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slyfox551 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
do you have any pics of rhea
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santi12345 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
olaa e visto tus dibujos y me gustan me podrias hacer alguno para la portada de mi juego,va de guerra..me gustaria un soldado o algo de guerra con un fondo,¿a ver que se te ocurre?,mi hotmail es:

santi2892009@hotmail.com
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IndigoSharpe Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Engaging.
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:iconhypnoisevil:
Hypnoisevil Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
I always pictured kronos as a crocodile-man, i dont know why.
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:iconarcher635:
archer635 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Old Father Time himself. no friend of mine, but a great image none the less.
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:iconmythraill:
Mythraill Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Artist
Gaia? dont u mean Gaya?
lol back to gaya!
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ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Cronos awesome
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Ishida-R Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Your drawings are awesome.Very good job.Please,I'll like to see the rest of the Titans,like Hyperion or Iapetus.
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Gaara817 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
thats so cool
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powerofmu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Awesome!
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jnicholasadams Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Love this!
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matheusbelmont Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
thats reminds me the kronos from percy jackson series
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EmiyaForjadeHierro Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Awesome! Simplimente perfecto, definitivamente ese es Cronus, me encanta el diseño de la hoz, todo está perfecto.
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:iconbip-bipator:
Bip-bipator Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Belle image qui dégage de la puissance et de la prestance.
J'adore
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bpg94 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
I really like how you put Saturn in the background because that is his roman name
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ShadowsClaw Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Very, very cool, though If I may gently add that Kronos was the titan of agriculture, etc. Not time, though it is often confused because the personification of time shared the same name. This doesn't effect the fact that this an amazing picture, that rudeness was just so you know for future inquires about Kronos. I adore this picture!:D
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:iconavdsouza:
avdsouza Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Hum, Kronos was the titan of time.
But Chronos was the primortidial god of time, or protogenos.
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ShadowsClaw Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
...No, I'm fairly sure he wasn't. (I don't mean to be mean!!!)
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:iconavdsouza:
avdsouza Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
I have sure that he was.
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tincel3 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
im a big fan of your drawings
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
You can see why Cronus doesn't show up in Olympus very much...
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:iconsebart92:
sebart92 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
ese lo dibujee hace como 3 años cuando recien conosi tus dibujos .....gran artee...=D
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yamiblade Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Has Cronus, had a horrible father, and was in turn, a horrible father.
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cat-lilith Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
father time!
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imaNINJA2 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING, but isnt it Kronos?
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imaNINJA2 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry i was being a jerk, i didnt read the description
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