Cronus and his beautiful sister, Rhea, fell in love and got married. They had many children together, in which Cronus, alike his father, imprisoned to ensure his power. Although this time, the prison was Cronus' stomach.
Mmmm! That one was delicious!
You're a monster!
Rhea became fed up with never giving birth to a child she could see grow. When she became pregnant with her sixth child, she sought out her mother, Gaea, for help. She told her to have her baby on the island of Crete, where the nymphs will take care of him.
Journey to the island of Crete. Find the cave on the island and have your baby there. We'll trick Cronus into thinking he ate the baby.
What should I do, mother?
A few fooleries and trickeries later, Rhea gave birth to her child on Crete, who she named Zeus. One day, when Zeus had become a young man, Gaea told him the truth about his father. She instructed him to disguise as a servant to Cronus, and give him a vial of a rather poisonous liquid.
Don't fail us, Zeus.
I won't, Grandmother. I'm not like my father.
Miraculously, Gaea's plan worked! Zeus snuck into the home of Cronus, and handed him the vial as a cupbearer. Cronus began to feel nauseous, and suddenly, he vomited all of Zeus' siblings!
Cupbearer! Did you dare poison me?!
WHOA! Where am I?
After this event, a ten-year war went on between the titans and the gods. Prometheus, one of the titans, came up with a genius plan that involved freeing Cronus' brothers to win the battle. Cronus refused to do so, so Prometheus told Zeus. He gladly accepted this advice.
If you free our brothers from Tartarus, we could win this war!
I will do no such thing!
That sounds like a great idea!
Zeus ventured to the depths of Tartarus, and successfully freed his uncles. Now all that was left to do was win this war, once and for all.
Come on, Uncle! Let's get you out of here! We have a war to win!