Rhea
Gabriel P., April V., Alex G.
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Rhea was the Titaness daughter of Uranus and Gaia in classical Greek mythology. She was known as "the mother of gods." Rhea was the Titanis mother of the gods, and a goddess of female fertility, motherhood, and generation. Her name means "flow" and "ease." As the wife of Cronus , she represented the eternal flow of time and generations. She was also a goddess of comfort and ease, a blessing reflected in the common Homeric phrase "the gods who live at their ease." In myth, Rhea was the wife of the Titan Cronus and Queen of heaven. When her husband heard a prophecy that he would be deposed by one of his children, he took to swallowing each of them as soon as they were born. But Rhea bore her youngest, Zeus, in secret and hid him away in a cave in Krete guarded by shield-clashing Kouretes. In his stead she presented Cronus with a stone wrapped in swaddling clothes which he promptly devoured.



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Rhea was the goddess of female fertility, motherhood, and generations.Her weakness was having to put up with Cronus for eating her children for so long.




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Rhea was the mother of the Gods she married her brother Cronus Rhea's name means with "flow and ease." After Cronus had over took Uranus, he and Rhea took the throne. A time when there was peace and no violence. However Cronus heard a prophecy that one of his sons would end up overruling him while he was in control, so he took to the swallowing each of his new born children as soon as they were born. Rhea was distressed. She didn’t want her children to be swallowed. So, Rhea bore her youngest child, Zeus, in secret and hid him away in a cave in Krete guarded by shield-clashing Kourtes. In his stead she presented Cronus with a stone wrapped in swaddling clothes which he promptly devoured. Then Zeus grew up to be a strong god, therefore coming back to take what was rightfully his from his father.


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Rhea was the daughter of Uranus
Rhea was known as "the mother of gods"
Rhea gave birth to six children
Rhea gave Cronus a rock to swallow to replace Zeus
Rhea hid Zeus in a cave
Rhea's original seat of her place worship was in Crete
Rhea and Cronus took the throne as king and queen of gods
Rhea was the goddess of female fertility,motherhood and generations
Rhea weakness was to put up with Cronus
Rhea's name means flow

References

http://www.theoi.com/Titan/TitanisRhea.html
http://www.teenwitch.com/divine/greek/rhea.html
http://historylink102.com/greece2/creation/html