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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




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



Current city

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

Work & Education


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


Gaia's School of Revolution
Night School of Tartarus


Political views

Pro-Zeus (but only because he makes me)

Family & Friends (& Enemies)


Ouranos (Dad), Gaia (Mom)


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


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


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


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)


Relationship status

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

Interested in

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


TV Shows

Dr. Who
Quantum Leap


"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


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


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)


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.)
The Time Machine

Activities & Interests


Digital Watches
Prison Breaks
Time Machines


Coup d'états


Former god kings
Clock makers

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