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Kronos (Saturn)

Kronos (Saturn)

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Case File: Ouranos vs. Kronos

Police Reports

Case Description: Complainant (Ouranos) accuses Defendant (Kronos) of aggravated assault.

The first king of the gods (Ouranos) made his wife (Gaia) pretty mad by locking up their children (the Cyclopes and the Hekatonkheires). So Gaia convinced her other children (the Titans) to kick Ouranos off the throne. Led by Kronos, the Titans held their father down, at which point Kronos took a giant sickle and castrated Ouranos. Ouch.

Case Status: Dismissed. Police were unable to prosecute because Kronos became king after castrating his father. Whatever, Ouranos was kind of jerk anyway.

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