Men were created in the age of Kronos, or Saturn who ruled before Zeus. At the time, there was no sorrow, toil, sickness, or age.
Men lived their lives in plenty and died as though they went to sleep. They tilled no ground, built no cities, killed no living thing, and among them war was unknown.
The earth brought forth strawberries, cherries, and ears of wheat for Men. on the bramble bushes, berries grew. Milk and sweet nectar flowed in rivers to drink, and honey dripped from hollow trees. Men lived in caves, needing little shelter, for the season was always spring.