The Gods and Goddesses of Greece, and the Greek Creation Saga Notes by Dr. Honora M. Finkelstein 1 - The Greek Creation Saga The oral tradition of the Greek myths actually came from the Mycenaean civilization (1900-1100 BC) According to the stories of the beginning of things, Father Sky (Ouranos, from which we have the modern planet name Uranus) mated with Mother Earth (Gaea, from which come such words as geology, geography, and even geometry, and which we spell Gaia today to represent the planet Earth). From this union came monsters, the Cyclops, and the Titans. The first among the Titans was Chronos/Kronos, who killed his own father and became temporarily the king of the universe. Chronos/Kronos was called Saturn among the Romans, from which we derive the day of the week Saturday, and which, because he represents the concept of contraction, as opposed to Jupiterian expansion, is also the source of the name Satan. The name Chronos name means time, and from this we get such words as chronology, chronicles, and chronic. Chronos was married to Rhea, also known as Ops, from which we get the word opulence, because Ops represented money. Hence, we have a little embedded meaning in their names, for on the three-dimensional plane, time is most certainly married to money, but money is definitely a "contracted" form of energy. This pair gave birth to the next level of the gods, but because Chronos/Kronos believed he would be overcome by one of his children, he ate them as they were born (compare the myth of Enki and Ninhursag cited above). Again we see here a little imbedded truth, for it is certainly true that "Time eats his children." Rhea/Ops got a little tired of this and when Zeus was born, she hid him and give Chronos a rock to swallow. When Zeus came of age he challenged his father, set his brothers and sisters free, and enchained the patriarch. And so the race of gods became immortal. Made with Xara Website by Susan Smily