In the beginning there was only Chaos. Then from Chaos appeared Erebus, the unknowable place where death dwells, and Night.Then, Love was born bringing along the beginning of order. From Love came Light, followed by Gaea, the earth. Erebus slept with Night, eventually giving birth to Ether, the heavenly light, and to Day, the earthly light. Then, Night alone created Doom, Fate, Death, Sleep, Dreams, Nemesis, and all things that dwell in the darkness haunting mankind. Meanwhile, Gaea alone gave birth to Uranus, the sky. Uranus became Gaea's husband. Together, they produced the three Cyclopes, the three Hecatoncheires, and twelve Titans.
However, Uranus was a unfeeling father and spouse. He despised the Hecatoncheires and detained them by pushing them into the hidden places of the earth, Gaea's womb. This rankled Gaea and she plotted against Uranus. She made a rock sickle and attempted to persuade her children to assault Uranus. All were indecisive, except Cronus. Gaea and Cronus set up to Uranus as he lay with Gaea at night. Cronus grabbed his father and castrated him with the sickle, tossing the disjoined private parts into the sea. As he left, he guaranteed that Cronus and the Titans would be punished. From the blood that was spilled on the soil due to his castration, developed the Mammoths, the Cinder Tree Sprites, and the Erinnyes.From the sea that was created when his genitals fell in the ocean, developed Aphrodite came to be.
Cronus got to be the next ruler. He detained the Cyclopes and the Hecatoncheires in Tartarus. He married his sister Rhea, and had numerous children. He ruled for numerous ages; however, Gaea and Uranus both had forecasted that Cronus would be in the long run overthrown by a son. To maintain a strategic distance from this, Cronus swallowed all of his children as they were born. Rhea was irate at the treatment of the children and plotted against Cronus. When it was time to deliver birth of her 6th child, she concealed her act by wrapping a stone in swaddling cloth and passed it off as the infant to Cronus, who swallowed it.
This child was Zeus. He developed into a good looking man at the island of Crete. He counseled Metis on how to vanquish Cronus. She arranged a drink for Cronus outlined to make him vomit the other children. Rhea persuaded Cronus to acknowledge his child and Zeus was permitted to return to Mount Othrys (the base of the Titans) as Cronus's cupbearer, giving him the opportunity to serve Metis' elixir to Cronus. The plan worked flawlessly and the other five children rose out of Cronus. As divine beings, they were unharmed and grateful to their most youthful brother, so they made him their leader.
Cronus was yet to be defeated. He and the Titans, but Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Oceanus, battled to regain power; this led to the War between the Titans and the Olympians called Titanomachy. Atlas got to be their general in fight and it looked for a few times that they would win and put the youthful divine beings down. However, Zeus was witty; he went to Tartarus and liberated the Cyclopes and the Hecatoncheires. Prometheus joined Zeus as well. He returned to fight with his new partners. The Cyclopes gifted Zeus with lightning jolts for weapons; the Hecatoncheires were equipped with boulders, waiting to ambush the Titans. At the proper time, Zeus retreated drawing the Titans into the Hecatoncheires's trap, who rained down hundreds of boulders with such a anger that the Titans thought the mountains were falling on them. They ran away, leaving Zeus and the Gods victorious.
Zeus banished the Titans who had battled against him into Tartarus, with the exemption of Atlas, who being the general of the Titans, was punished to hold the universe on his shoulders.
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