The Titan mother of the Gods whose parents were Gaea and Uranus, and brother and husband was Cronus. Cronus had learnt that one of his children would seize his throne, and therefore ate them as soon as Rhea gave birth to them. Rhea managed to trick him into swallowing a stone, while she kept the newborn child Zeus in Crete where it grew up. When fully grown, Zeus made his father through up his sisters and brothers Poseidon, Demeter, Hestia, Hades and Hera and became king in his fathers place.