|Titans and Olympians|
Chronos was imagined as a god, serpentine in form, with three heads—those of a man, a bull, and a lion. He and his consort, serpentine Ananke (Inevitability), circled the primal world egg in their coils and split it apart to form the ordered universe of earth, sea and sky. Chronos was confused with, or perhaps consciously identified with, due to the similarity in name, the Titan Cronus already in antiquity, the identification becoming more widespread during the Renaissance, giving rise to the allegory of "Father Time" wielding the harvesting scythe.
Chronos is usually portrayed through an old, wise man with a long, grey beard, such as "Father Time". Some of the current English words whose etymological root is khronos/chronos include chronology, chronometer, chronic, anachronism, and chronicle.
Mythical cosmogonies 
In the Orphic cosmogony, the unaging Chronos produced Aether and Chaos, and made a silvery egg in the divine Aether. It produced the hermaphroditic god Phanes, who gave birth to the first generation of gods and is the ultimate creator of the cosmos.
Pherecydes of Syros in his lost Heptamychos (the seven recesses), around 6th century BC, claimed that there were three eternal principles: Chronos, Zas (Zeus) and Chthonie (the chthonic). The semen of Chronos was placed in the recesses and produced the first generation of gods.
In popular culture 
- In the video game Heroes of Newerth, Chronos is a Hellbourne Agility type Hero who has the power to manipulate time, and has skills that can make him one of the most powerful, dangerous and elusive heroes in the game.
- In season 7, episode 12 of the TV series Supernatural, Dean goes back in time to 1944 and hunts Chronos with the famous Eliot Ness.
- In the Disney short movie Destino, Chronos is portrayed falling in love with a mortal woman.
- In Sailor Moon, Chronos is Sailor Pluto's father.
- In Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Chronos is Jun Kurosu's Ultimate Persona.
- In Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason, Chronos acts as the final boss in the game.
- In Bearing an Hourglass, the Piers Anthony novel, Chronos is a "mantle" thrust upon the main character, Norton, and he lives is life backward through time.
- LSJ entry Κρόνος
- Doro Levi, "Aion," Hesperia 13.4 (1944), p. 274.
- G.S.Kirk,J.E.Raven and M.Schofield (2003). The Presocratic Philosophers. Cambridge University Press. pp. 24, 56.
- "Destino" by disney and Dali: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GFkN4deuZU