Cronus (DC Comics)

Cronus was the father of Zeus, the Olympian King. He was married to Rhea. He was a Titan of the Universe before being overthrown by his children. His youngest son, Zeus, replaced him as ruler of the Gods.

Publication information

Publisher: DC Comics
First appearance: All-Star Comics #8 (January, 1942)
Created by: William Moulton Marston, Harry G. Peter

In-story information

Alter ego: Cronus 
Notable aliases: Saturn, Father Time
Relatives: Uranus (father, deceased), Gaea (mother), Crius, Coeus, Hyperion, Japetus, Oceanus, Ophion (brothers), Dione, Mnemosyne, Phoebe, Tethys, Themis, Thia (sisters), Rhea (sister/wife), Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Chiron (sons), Hera, Demeter, Hestia (daughters), Warrior, Titan, Slaughter, Arch (sons by Circe), Oblivion, Devastation, Disdain (daughters by Circe), Hercules, Apollo, Ares, Hephaestus, Hermes, Dionysus (grandsons), Athena, Aphrodite, Artemis, Eileithyia, Eris (grand-daughters), Asclepius, Cupid, Janus, Deimos, Phobos, Triton, Philomelus, Vertumnus (great-grandsons), Persephone, Harmonia, Pomona (great-granddaughters)

Affiliations: Devastation
Team affiliations: Gods of Olympus; Children of Cronus, Titans of Myth
 Ares, Athena, Beast Boy, Cyborg, Darkseid, Donna Troy, Herakles, Highfather, Kalibak, Michael the Archangel, Orion, Poseidon, Rama Chandra, Rao, Raven, Starfire, Superboy, The Presence, Wally West, Wonder Girl, Wonder Woman, Zauriel, Zeus

Base Of Operations: Tarturus; formerly Mount Olympus


Alignment: Bad
Identity Secret: Public
Race: Titanian
Citizenship: Olympian
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: King of the Titans, Titan of Time


Gender: Male
 304.8 cm
Weight: 255 kg
Eyes: Red
Hair: White
Unusual Features:


Origin: Born of the Earth and the Sky
Universe: New Earth 
Place of Birth: The Earth


Cronus, whom the Romans call Saturn, is the king of the Titans of Myth. He is the son of Gaea the Earth Goddesses and Ouranos the Sky God. His father was a ruthless leader and Gaea asked her son Cronus to kill his father. He killed Ouranos and became the lord of all creation. It was prophesied again that Chronus would be killed by one of his children just as he had overthrown his father. As a result, when Demeter, Hestia, Hera, Hades and Poseidon, were born he devoured them, to preempt the prophecy. When the sixth child, Zeus, was born his wife Rhea sought Gaia to devise a plan to save them and to eventually get retribution on Cronus for eating their children. Another child Cronus fathered includes Chiron, by Philyra.Rhea secretly gave birth to Zeus, and handed Cronus a stone wrapped in cloth, which he promptly swallowed, thinking that it was his son. Rhea took Zeus away and kept him hidden.
When he grew up Zeus he returned to face his father cutting open his stomach releasing his sibling. Zeus also released the Cyclopes, who help forge his Thunderbolts, Poseidon's Trident and Hades Helmet of Darkness. They battled the Titans of Myth and became the new rulers of the Earth.

These siblings became the Olympian Gods and goddesses, Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades then divided the heavens, seas, and underworld among themselves. Chronus is then locked in Tartarus for the rest of eternity.

Millennia later, Cronus was magically brought back to life. He unleashed his terrible children - Arch, Disdain, Harrier, Oblivion, Slaughter, and Titan - upon the unsuspecting Earth. Hoping to rule the universe once more. Cronus set the Olympian and Hindu pantheons against each other in an epic war of the gods. However Wonder Woman shattered Cronus's sickle, holder of the collected power of the Godwave, and shortly he died once again when he tried to claim the power of the Presence and was overwhelmed.

Powers and Abilities


  • Superhuman Strength
  • Godlike Power


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  • Sickle of Cronus: the source of his power, capable of slaying gods.