Talk:Chronos

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Comments[edit]

wasn't saturn the roman equivalent of cronus?

So the articles on Saturn and Cronos state. --Henrygb 02:15, 16 October 2005 (UTC)
This god is neither Saturn nor Cronus. -Silence 00:27, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

since Khronos redirects here, shouldn't there be some link to Khronos Group from here or the disambiguations?

No more. `'mikka (t) 05:34, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Cronus or Chronos?[edit]

Our articles seem to be confused; was Saturn originally identified as Cronus or Chronos? I had always thought the former... 64.126.24.12 15:09, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Fixed. `'Miikka 16:03, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Latin counterpart?[edit]

Did Chronos have a Latin counterpart under a really different name? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 151.203.56.155 (talk) 20:32, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

what is the difference between chronos and cronus? I am totally confused....two deities with the same name? Are they twins, or did this guy have some borderline disorder? :p —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.122.143.75 (talk) 22:20, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

It's not the same name. There's probably a difference in pronounciation that Greek speakers would get. One is the personification of Time and the other is the king of the Titans. -- Noneofyourbusiness (talk) 21:45, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

God of time???[edit]

I thought the titan Cronus (or Chronos or whatever) WAS the god of time? —Preceding unsigned comment added by LogisticsMarmoset1729 (talkcontribs) 22:31, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Cronus and Chronos are not the same god. Cronus is the son of Uranus. Chronos is the personification of time. Please sign yourself every time you write on Wikipedia.
ICE77 (talk) 21:05, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Chronos produced Chaos?[edit]

"In the Orphic cosmogony the unageing Chronos produced Aither and Chaos" – I believe it's the other way round, i.e., Chaos produced Chronos (and Ananke?) Dan 22:45, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Ancient Greek spelling of Chronos?[edit]

Hi, I'm not an Ancient Greek buff, but shouldn't Chronos (as opposed to Cronus) be spelt χρόνος (as opposed to the spelling "Kρόνος" currently in the article)?--GrafZahl (talk) 09:42, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Parentage of Chronos[edit]

Who are the parents of Chronos? ICE77 (talk) 21:02, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

The pronouncation of Chronos?[edit]

Hello Wikipedians! I am assuming the pronounciation of Chronos follows the double consonant rule, that is the 'O' in Chronos is pronounced in the same way as 'O' as in the alphabet, due to the presence of a vowel (the second 'O') after only one consonant (the 'N'). Sometimes you get caught out with Greek names, or with American pronounciation. :) 19:35, 21 January 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ixobel (talkcontribs)

"Mythical cosmogonies" section[edit]

Since it seems to be accepted that Chronos and Cronus are two different deities, why, in this section, is there a description of how Chronos ate his first five children and was then poisoned and overthrown by his youngest son, Zeus? That should probably just be deleted, right? Matt Lib Soc (talk) 14:18, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

'In popular culture' section[edit]

  • In the Japanese-French animated science fiction television series Ulysses 31, Chronos hopes to use Ulysses as leverage to re-enter the world of the Gods.
  • In the video game Smite, Chronos is a magician god who has the power to manipulate time.
  • In season 7, episode 12 of the TV series Supernatural, Dean Winchester goes back in time to 1944 and hunts Chronos with the famous Eliot Ness. In an alternate timeline, Chronos kills Dean before disappearing through time, but his brother Sam manages to summon Chronos and Dean back to the present with the help of Sherriff Jody Mills at the last second, averting this. At the end of the episode, Chronos is killed by Sam, but delivers a terrible prophecy with his dying breath: black goo, the true form of the season's enemies, the Leviathans, is everywhere in the future, indicating that the Leviathans will win the war Sam and Dean are waging against them. The future Chronos predicted is eventually averted when the Winchesters manage to defeat the Leviathans.
  • In the Disney short movie Destino, Chronos is portrayed falling in love with a mortal woman.
  • In Bearing an Hourglass, the Piers Anthony novel, Chronos is a "mantle" thrust upon the main character, Norton, and he lives his life backward through time.
  • In DC Comics, Chronos is the name used by two different characters. The first was a criminal who used clock-themed weapons as his gimmick. The second was a time traveller who protected the timeline of the DC Universe.
  • Chronos appears in the Family Guy episode "3 Acts of God". When Peter Griffin, Glenn Quagmire, Cleveland Brown, and Joe Swanson are looking for God, they arrive at Mount Olympus where they meet Chronos. Chronos gives Peter a gift basket and tells him the current time.
  • In the animated series Johnny Bravo, Chronos is depicted as a bear with highly acute sense of time. Much of his problems come from the fact that Johnny tends to disturb his hibernation.
  • In the fantasy pentalogy Percy Jackson & the Olympians, the titan Cronus is depicted as having control over time, and is likely merged with Chronus. In the series, the name is spelled Kronos.
Moved unsourced trivia to talk-page. --Omnipaedista (talk) 16:17, 9 August 2014 (UTC)