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Rhea
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General Info
Title(s) Mother of the Gods
Consort Cronus
Parents Uranus and Gaia
Sibling(s) The Titans, Hekatonkheires, Cyclops
Children Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, and Zeus
Roman Equivalent Cybele

Rhea was the Titaness daughter of Uranus (the Sky) and Gaia (the Earth) in Greek mythology. She was known as the mother of the gods. Her Roman counterpart is Cybele.

In MythologyEdit

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The ninth-largest moon of Saturn

Cronos, Rhea's Titan brother and husband, castrated their father. Afterwards he and Rhea took the throne as King and Queen. This time period was known as the Golden Age.

Cronos had gained five children from Rhea; Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon that were all swallowed by Cronos because did not want to be overthrown. Rhea, who was desperate, went to Gaia, who told her to hide her last child, Zeus, and give Cronos a rock to swallow. After the War of the Gods, in which Cronos was overthrown by his children. She then withdrew to the mountainside and travels in a chariot driven by lionesses.
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Rhea in her lion-driven chariot

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Rhea as Cybele

  She later appeared in the myths when Zagreus was born. Hera sent the titans to tear him to pieces, which they did. Rhea sewed him back together and gave him life.

Rhea is one of the twelve original Titans. The ninth-largest moon of the planet Saturn (named after her husband), is named Rhea .


Preceded by:
Gaia
Queen of the Greek Gods

(Contested with (Eurynome)
Mythic

Succeeded by
Hera


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