The Story of Kronos and Zeus... and Poseidon and Hades... and Hera and Demeter... oh, and also Hestia and Rhea
Once, before humans, lived the Titans. Titans were huge beasts, with immense power. But they were flawed. Kronos was the king of the world, as he had killed his father for his mother. as a result, Gaea - his mother - let him rule the world, and even made him cookies! But Kronos was lonely, without a wife. He decided to marry. Looking at all the Titan females, he decided Rhea was the most beautiful. So...
Would you like a cookie, Kronos? I'm still your mother. Have a cookie.
Ugh.. Fine, mother. But I killed father. I am the most powerful being EVER. This scythe has been a.. blessing. NOW I AM KING OF THE WORLD! Oh, are the cookies chocolate chip?
KRONOS PROPOSED. Rhea was a peaceful soul, devoid of evil, but she was also scared of Kronos. He was the king of the world. That had to come with perks. And if she refused, Kronos would probably chop her to pieces with his scythe. Stuck in a horrible situation, Rhea agreed to the marriage. So, Kronos dressed up in his best toga, and his mother conducted the ceremony.
Do you, Kronos? Take Rhea as your unlawfully wedded wife?
You may kiss the bride.
One time, Kronos realized that he had had a baby with Rhea. Rhea was delighted, but noticed something different about her. Something... godly. She named the child Hestia. Kronos, however, wasn't as excited. Remembering his father's warnings that he would be killed by his children, Kronos ate his child desperately.
NO! Remember that Ouranos, our father, told me that my children would kill me!
Honey... We had a baby. She's a girl.
Wow! That's amazing.
And you married the titan of childbirth. Idiot.
Hestia toppled through Kronos' mouth, but being a goddess, she survived, living like a parasite in Kronos' body. Hestia lived on the food Kronos ate, willing to get out. Outside, however, Rhea was outraged. She wailed for her child, plotting revenge. Rhea prayed to... well, there were no gods except Hestia, so she just prayed.
Rhea and Kronos had another daughter. This time, she was named Demeter. Demeter was more godlike than Hestia. More perfect in her own way. When Kronos heard, he knew what he had to do. Rhea begged him not to eat Demeter. So, Kronos finally decided to her, too. But his stomach was full with one baby inside, so he magically shrunk the baby, so Demeter still fit.
Honey... We had a another baby. She's another girl.