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Saturn Devours His Children

July 9, 2008

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Saturn Devouring His Son, by Goya

Saturn Devouring His Son, by Goya

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Emergence of the Olympian Gods and Goddesses or Saturn Devours His Children

Saturn was one of the Titans, the children of Gaia and Ouranos (Earth and Sky). Since he had castrated his father, he feared that his children would do something similar to him, so to try to avoid his fate, he ate his children. Don't worry. One of the children of Saturn was Jupiter (Zeus) who survived, may have helped induce the vomiting of his brothers and sisters, and defeated his father and the other Titans.

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