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Rhea - Greek Titan Rhea Mother of the Gods and Goddesses of Mt. Olympus

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Omphalos - The Stone Rhea Fed Cronus Instead of the Infant Zeus.

Omphalos - The Stone Rhea Fed Cronus Instead of the Infant Zeus.

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Definition: Rhea is the daughter of the primeval forces of Greek mythology, Uranus, the sky, and Gaia, the Earth. Rhea is the wife of her brother Cronus and is called the mother of the gods because she gave birth to the Olympians, Demeter, Hades, Hera, Hestia, Poseidon and Zeus.

Cronus was fearful of his children, so he swallowed them, but when Zeus was born, Rhea fed her husband a stone instead, dressed as a newborn. When Zeus grew up, he destroyed Cronus with Rhea's help.

Rhea is known as the Great Mother.

Occupation: Goddess

Pronunciation: /ri.ə/
Also Known As: Magna Mater
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Rhea was the wife of the Cronus and the mother of the gods.

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