GENZOMAN's avatar

Cronus

By GENZOMAN
10K Favourites
491 Comments
395K Views
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
[link]

PSCS/Graphire 3/7hours/Music: Asteorid field - John Williams (why? dont ask XD)

[link]

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.
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
789x1100px 179.82 KB
Published:
© 2010 - 2020 GENZOMAN
Comments491
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
seraphonfire's avatar
This artwork is so amazing! :D

Cronus is also originally known as Molech or Moloch, the child devourer for the ritual child sacrifice practiced at Hinnom. The valley of death, also known as Topeth. The synonym for Hell. in the Gehinnom where worshipers influenced by the ancient Canaanite religion engaged in the human sacrifice of children to the gods Moloch and Baal by burning them alive

Moloch[a] is the biblical name of a Canaanite god associated with child sacrifice

2 Kings 23:10
10 Josiah ruined Topheth, in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, so no one could sacrifice his son or daughter to Molech.

Just like Tartarus in the Greek is synonymous for Hell and the Valley of Hinnom south of Jerusalem gave rise to the idea of a fiery Gehenna of judgment.
BossViper28's avatar

What are you talking about?

They have no connection with each other.


Cronus is a Titan of Greek Mythology

Moloch is either a demon of the Abrahamic faith or a pagan god from the Semitic group of mythology, which Canaanite is apart of

Bip-bipator's avatar
Bip-bipatorHobbyist Traditional Artist
Cronus is imprisoned in Tartarus for eternity...And only Gargarensis, a mortal, can set him free to unleash his terrible vengeance.

One point for anyone who see the reference.
Jioseph-superfan63's avatar
Jioseph-superfan63Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
You did justice for Cronos!
And you don't make him a "generic flame giant" like the "Percy Jackson" one that shall not be named!
Anon200's avatar
I always thought Cronus got kind of a bad rap. Yeah, sure, he did the whole monstrous thing of eating his own offspring to keep them from usurping him...but it's not like Zeus didn't end up doing the same thing. And it's not like the gods themselves were terribly "nice" to mortals. More like they tortured, raped, and killed them whenever they were feeling bored. Yet for some reason Cronus (or Hades) is always made the equivalent of Satan or something while Zeus is this supposedly "great guy"...
BossViper28's avatar

Cronus was a monster (metaphorically)

He was utterly evil, cruel, greedy, ruthless, conniving, oppressive, treacherous, manipulative, diabolical, arrogant, savage, and cunning, with an insatiable lust for power and domination that surpassed that of any other Titan.


He was cold and ruthless to everyone even to his fellow Titans with the only expectation being Gaia (in some depictions).

Many Titans didn't even like him, it was Rhea who saved Zeus, with Helios, Selene and Metis joining Zeus and his siblings in the war against the Titans.


Yes, Zeus wasn't that nice of a person but he was a "great guy" compared to his father.

I think even Satan and Lucifer would feel disgusted with that Titan.

Novatash255's avatar

You've gotta good point there. Ok, it's decide, I'm gonna kill all the gods! One mo, brb!

Kronosx2008's avatar
Kronosx2008Hobbyist Digital Artist
one tribute for me
weare784's avatar
weare784Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if only he look like this instead of the one in smite
BossViper28's avatar

That was Chronos, Primordial God of Time

Cronus is a Titan, a son of Gaia and Ouranos which makes the Primordial Chronos his uncle.

Neteasegames's avatar
Hi, I am a HR supervisor from Netease Games, Are you willing to consider job opportunity in China? We offer high salary and satisfying working environment, Looking forward to your reply.  
My SKYPE: neteasegames
Homepage: nie.163.com/en or nie.163.com
ChristianFA's avatar
The moral of the story is never mess with a mother's children, unless you wanna get castrated...
sydwazhere's avatar
metis would be a good one not alot of people know about her the power thing...athenas momma got eaten by zeus
ThatMuffinIsMine's avatar
~ <3 ~ Love ittttttt ~
thoma's avatar
so do you think cronus was justified? or was it a self fulfilling prophesy?
gusmedi's avatar
gusmediProfessional Digital Artist
awesome....Great work!!
Kiranta's avatar
Often when someone tries to change their fate, they often make it happen unintentionally.
cronosx2008's avatar
cronosx2008Hobbyist Digital Artist
gran y poderoso cronos soy.
Gracias por dibujarme al poderoso titan.
que comienze la TITANOMAQUIA
lielin's avatar
dat beard.
Carallela's avatar
CarallelaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!!! Great work. I sooooo wish to draw one day something like that.
avdsouza's avatar
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.
yamiblade's avatar
How it hanging Cronus
Madrigal2000's avatar
Madrigal2000Student 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.
Universaldramon's avatar
Everyone mixes them up anyway...
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In