they were born. Cronus, who had castrated and overthrown his own father,
Uranus, was afraid that he too would be overcome by one of his children.
Therefore, when his son ZEUS [zous] (JUPITER) was born, the mother, Rhea,
contrived that the birth be hidden from Cronus. She bore Zeus on the island of
Crete and gave her husband a stone wrapped in baby's clothes to devour. Zeus
was hidden in a cave and grew up eventually to overthrow his unwitting father;
he will marry his sister HERA [hee'ra] (JUNO) and they will become secure as
king and queen of the gods.