Scythe of Cronus

The Scythe of Cronus was a stone Scythe gifted to the Titan Cronus by his mother Gaia, in order to bring about the fall of Uranus as revenge for hiding Gaia’s children from her.

Cronus used the Scythe to castrate Uranus before the injured god disappeared. Later it would be Zeus who would use Cronus’s own scythe against him, cutting the Titan into 1000 pieces and imprisoning him in Tartarus after the war of Titanomachy.

From the Renaissance onwards Cronus and his scythe became synonymous with Father Time as Greek mythology has Zeus pardoning his father from Tartarus and giving him dominion over the Elyssian Fields.

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The Mutilation of Uranus by Saturn (Cronus)
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