In Greek mythology, Cronus was the son of Uranus and Gaea. He lead his brothers and sisters in a revolt against their father and became the king of the gods. He married the Titan Rhea.
They had a total of six children, the last one was Zeus. Zeus then took the throne from his father. The Romans adopted Cronus as the god Saturn.
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