Rhea (DC Comics)


Rhea is the partner of Cronus and the mother of Zeus. Along with Cronus she was the offspring of Gaea the earth and Uranus the heavens and they were Titans of the Earth.


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Publisher: DC Comics
First appearance: New Teen Titans Vol 2 #11 (August, 1985)
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In-story information

Alter ego: Rhea 
Notable aliases: Cybelle
Relatives: Ouranus (father), Gaea (mother), Crius, Coeus, Hyperion, Japetus, Oceanus, Ophion (brothers), Dione, Mnemosyne, Phoebe, Tethys, Themis, Thia (sisters), Cronus (brother/husband), Zeus, Poseidon, Hades (sons), Chiron (step-son), Hera, Demeter, Hestia (daughters), Hercules, Apollo,Ares, Hephaestus, Hermes, Dionysus (grandsons), Athena, Aphrodite, Artemis, Eileithyia, Eris (grand-daughters), Asclepius, Cupid, Janus, Deimos, Phobos, Triton, Philomelus, Vertumnus, Lycus (great-grandsons), Persephone, Harmonia, Pomona (great-granddaughters)
 
Affiliations: Atlas Titans of Myth
Team affiliations: Gods of Olympus, Titans of Myth
Enemies: Athena, Beast Boy, Cyborg, Donna Troy, Raven, Starfire, Wally West, Zeus
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Base Of Operations: New Cronus; formerly Tartarus; Mount Olympus

Status

Alignment: Neutral
Identity Secret: Secret
Race: Titanian
Citizenship: Olympian
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Goddess of Earth

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Gender: Female
Height: 195.58 cm
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Eyes: Blue
Hair: Red
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Origin

Origin: Rhea is one of the Titans, an extra-dimensional race of beings once worshiped as gods by the people of Ancient Greece and whose descendants are the Olympians.
Universe: Earth-One, New Earth
Place of Birth:
Mount Olympus

History

The offspring of Gaea the earth and Uranus the heavens became known as the Titans of Myth.  Among them were Rhea and Cronus, Titans of the Earth.  Although the Titans of Myth enjoyed god-like status, Gaea had other, less attractive members of her brood, whom Uranus banished to the pits of Tartarus.

Gaea persuaded Cronus to kill Uranus and then release her captice brood.  Cronus accomplished the first part of his mission, but then invited Rhea and the rest of the Titans of Myth to join him in the paradise of a subjugated Earth.

Cronus and Rhea went on to have several children, but because Cronus feared an ancient oracle that foretold his own children would rise against him, he ate each one at birth - apart from Zeus, whom Rhea saved.

Once he reached manhood, Zeus released his siblings and the underground brood, overthrew his father and banished the Titans of Myth - Rhea left with the Titans - to the stone pillars of Tartarus.  Many thousands of years later, Thia and Hyperion managed to free themselves, and with the help of Donna Troy, released Rhea and the other Titans of Myth.  Rhea now joined her husband in an assault on Mount Olympus, though it grieved her to battle her own son.

After two epic battles, during which some of the Titans of Myth were slain by an insane Thia, Zeus invited the survivors to go and live with him in peace within Mount Olympus.  Rhea and the others accepted.

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