[kroh-nuh s] /ˈkroʊ nəs/

noun, Classical Mythology.
a Titan, son of Uranus and Gaea, who was dethroned by his son Zeus.
(Greek myth) a Titan, son of Uranus (sky) and Gaea (earth), who ruled the world until his son Zeus dethroned him Roman counterpart Saturn

from Greek Kronos, youngest of the first generation of Titans, and their leader; of uncertain origin, but probably not related to Khronos, personification of time.


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