In Greek mythology Cronus (or Cronos or Kronos), was described as a male agriculture deity. He king of the Titans and Titan god of time and the ages, especially time where regarded as destructive and all-devouring. He was the youngest of 12 Titans borne by Uranus and Gaea and his castration of his father separated heaven and earth.
With his sister and consort Rhea, he fathered Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades and Poseidon, all of whom he swallowed because he had been warned that he would be overthrown by his own child. Rhea hid her son Zeus and tricked Cronus into swallowing a stone; Zeus later forced Cronus to disgorge the others and then vanquished him in war. He was identified with Roman god Saturn.