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Rhea, the Mother of the Olympian Gods

Last Update: 06 Apr 2021
Rhea

Rhea was the Mother of the Olympian Gods



Family of Rhea



Rhea was the mother of Olympian Gods and the wife of her own brother Cronus. The union of Rhea and Cronus produced six children who would later become Olympian gods. Their names were Hera, Demeter, Hestia, Poseidon, Hades and Zeus.


The famous Trick of Rhea



Cronus envied his own children ever since they were born, and resolved to devour them one by one to secure his throne. Rhea, however, wished to save at least her last child, Zeus, and deceived Cronus by giving him a huge rock to swallow

As a result, Zeus managed to save his brothers and sisters. Together they began a battle against the Titans and successfully overthrew them. All of Rhea's children eventually became Superior Deities and moved to their new palace at Mount Olympus.



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