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Kronos (Saturn)

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You've heard the word "chronological" right? Well, meet Mr. Chronological himself: Kronos, god of time. Kronos was the Titan king of the gods who gained his throne from his father Ouranos after he chopped off his dad's man-parts with a sickle. (Um...ouch.) Despite the hostile takeover, Kronos was actually a pretty good ruler; the time he was in charge was called the Golden Age, and all mankind was super-happy.

Of course, not everything was golden in the Golden Age. Kronos might have been a good ruler, but he was a pretty terrible dad. When Ouranos prophesied that Kronos would lose his throne to one of his kids, Kronos decided to start eating the baby gods as soon as they were born. Yep. Unfortunately for Kronos, he missed a little godlet named Zeus, who fulfilled the prophecy by nabbing Dad's throne. Oops.

Basic Information

Name

Kronos

Nickname

Saturn, Chronus, Cronus, Time Guy, the Worst Father Ever

Sex

Male

Current city

Elysium (I served a lot of hard time in Tartarus before that)

Work & Education

Occupation

Titan King of the Gods (got fired)
God of Time
Ruler of Elysium, Land of the Blessed Dead

Education

Gaia's School of Revolution
Night School of Tartarus

Beliefs

Political views

Pro-Zeus (but only because he makes me)

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Ouranos (Dad), Gaia (Mom)

Siblings

Koios, Krios, Iapetos, Hyperion, the Cyclopes, the Hekatonkheires, Oceanus, Rhea, Theia, Mnemosyne, Themis, Tethys (yeah, we're a big fam)

Children

Hades, Hestia, Demeter, Poseidon, Hera, Zeus (you may have heard of them)

Friends

Atlas, Koios, Krios, Iapetos, Hyperion (these guys all fought beside me in the War of the Titans)

Enemies

Ouranos (my father, who I castrated...)
Gaia (my mother, who helped get me thrown into Tartarus)
Rhea (my wife, who also helped get me locked up—what is it with family?!)
Hades, Hestia, Demeter, Poseidon, Hera, Zeus (my children, who rebelled against me because I liked to eat them…we've made up now, though)

Relationships

Relationship status

Married to Rhea (which got pretty complicated when I started eating our kids)

Interested in

Goddesses (Anybody, please... I'm so lonely.)

Favorites

TV Shows

Dr. Who
24
Quantum Leap

Quotations

"This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Molds iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats the highest mountain down."
– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit (you only get three guesses, or Gollum will eat you)

"Time is on my side."
– The Rolling Stones

"Revolution is like Saturn—it eats its own children."
– Georg Buchner

"Time devours all."
– Proverb

Books

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking 
King Lear by William Shakespeare (I felt a lot like Lear, when I got booted off my throne)
"In the Penal Colony" by Franz Kafka (reminds me of my time in Tartarus)
Le Morte d' Arthur by Sir Thomas Mallory
No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre
Fences by August Wilson (Wilson definitely understood the trouble between fathers and sons)
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut (love how this book plays with time)
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
"The Passing of the Year" by Robert Service
"The Secret Miracle" by Jorge Luis Borges

Music

Time by Pink Floyd
Golden Age by Beck (reminds me of my days on the throne)
Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash (brings me back to Tartarus)
Time is on My Side by the Rolling Stones
Cat's in the Cradle by Harry Chapin (fathers and sons… it's complicated.)
Time by Tom Waits
For the Longest Time by Billy Joel
The Hours by Phillip Glass
Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper
We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel (ah, history)

Movies

Chronos
The Shawshank Redemption (If they ever make a prison movie about my time in Tartarus, I think Morgan Freeman should play me.) 
Back to the Future
Hot Tub Time Machine
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (I'm a lot like Sirius Black—imprisoned for no good reason.)
Time Bandits
Sliding Doors
The Dictator (At least I was never as bad as this guy.)
Timecode
Cronos
Memento
The Time Machine

Activities & Interests

Likes

Hourglasses
Digital Watches
Rolex
Prison Breaks
Time Machines
Retirement
Shuffleboard

Interests

Coup d'états
Time

Groups

Titans
Former god kings
Clock makers

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