Gaia the earth goddess was formed from a raging chaos, She gave birth to Uranus. The two of them became the first husband and wife.
They bore many children, most of which were terrible monsters; creatures with 100 arms and the Cyclops, mighty giants with one eye each.
Thus Kronos became king of the sky in his father’s place. He married Rhea, an earth goddess, and had many more children.
He created the first race of men made of gold this was called the Golden Age. Rhea was horrified by this and with the help of her mother Gaia, managed to give birth to her son Zeus in hiding on the island of Crete.
Zeus then made a race of heroes, who were the subjects of most of the countless myths in the Hellenic tradition. This was the heroic age, and there were many great men and women born of it. When a hero died, he was given a special place in the underworld, called the Blessed Isles, where it is always light and beautiful.
The race that lives now is the iron race; which is said to be the hardest of all. Men of the Iron Age must toil all their lives and suffer and die. But the iron men are the strongest of all and will survive the Olympian gods.