Time Travel Tuesday: Time Travel in myth – Kronos vs. Chronos

Kronos. Father of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Demeter, Hera, and Hestia. All of whom he swallowed at birth, or thought he did – Rhea swapped a stone for Zeus. Apparently it took five for her to get fed up with that attitude from her husband – it would not have taken me nearly as long, but then my parents brought me up after Women’s Lib, and the Greeks didn’t even have bras to burn.

Kronos is a pet peeve of mine. He was not originally a god of time. He became a god of time as time went on (ha ha). Chronos, not Kronos, was the god of time. They just kind of got smooshed together, like Apollo and Helios, or Artemis and Selene. Here are some sites which explain it better than I can:

Waggish blog post

Wikipedia entry for Kronos

And the entry for Chronos

And another page for Chronos

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