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Greek Mythology : The Creation

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Greek Mythology - The Creation: In the beginning of time there was nothing but darkness and chaos but then miraculously a being emerged from the empty void called Erebus and night. All was dark, empty and silent until love was born bringing order with it, light was born along with Gaea, the earth from love. Gaea alone gave birth to Uranus, the sky, and he became her husband surrounding her on all sides. Together they created twelve Titans, three cyclops 's and three Hecatonchires (hundred-handed ones). Uranus did not like the Hecatonchires so he hid them in a secret place in the earth which angered Gaea so greatly that she plotted against him. When she asked her children to aid her in taking revenge against Uranus all of them were too afraid to challenge their father except for the youngest Titan named Kronos. Gaea and Kronos planned their revenge and castrated him as he slept. Uranus disappeared after promising Kronos that the Titans would be punished for what he had done. Kronos was then named ruler, married his sister Rhea and locked up the Hecatonchires and Cyclopes in Tartarus. When Rhea and Kronos had many children Gaea and Uranus prophesied that he would be overthrown by a child of his. To solve the issue Kronos ate all but one of his children in hopes of changing his fate. The child that was not devoured by his father was hidden by Rhea and was named Zeus. Zeus grew up and made a plan to get his siblings back and defeat Kronos. He decided on getting a potion to make
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