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The afterbirth has barely dried
When the king of ruling time
Comes with a sickle in his hand
To devour


Devour
Descendant of chaos
Devour
Castrated the father
Devour
Fearing his overthrow
Devour
Swallowed his children whole

Take your teeth out of me
I have just begun to breathe on my own
I don't know what this is
These eyes can hardly see what is eating me

The prisoners rotting in their cells
Children of this godless hell
Digesting in acidic blood
The devoured

Devour
Descendant of chaos
Devour
Castrated the father
Devour
Fearing his overthrow
Devour
Swallowed his children whole

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Take your teeth out of me
I have just begun to breathe on my own
I don't know what this is
These eyes can hardly see what is eating me

He who spawned the furies
Severed the genitals of his father
Creating such beauty: the goddess of love
But the blood that fell to the ground
Made the erinyes

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He who spawned the furies

Wreathed with serpents
Eyes dripping blood
Winged tormentors of criminals

Take your teeth out of me
I have just begun to breathe on my own
I don't know what this is
These eyes can hardly see what is eating me



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    VirallyYours91Mar 28, 2009 at 3:05 am
    It's the story of Kronos, youngest of the Titans. He first castrated his father Gaia, the sky, and then killed him, by his mothers orders, and took the throne. His mother warned him that he would receive the same fate. So he swallowed each of his children. However, Zeus was hidden by his mother. When he grew up, he cut open Kronos' stomach, freeing his brothers and sisters, and threw him with the rest of the titans into exile.
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    UnregisteredJan 27, 2012 at 3:33 am
    Its about an antient king i forgot teh name but this acually happened more then once aside from teh eating whole part
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    smarterthanyou666Apr 24, 2010 at 7:51 pm
    Oh by the way, the "line descendants of chaos" refers to the Greek belief that the first primordial deities (Gaia, Eros, Erebus, and Nyx) were spawned by this dark void they called chaos. Erebus and Nyx have Aether(god of air) and Hemara (goddes of day). They in turn have Ouranos who takes Gaia as his wife.
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    smarterthanyou666Apr 24, 2010 at 7:40 pm
    Kronos or Cronus. Kronos is the older spelling. His father is Uranus or Ouranos, and his mother is Gaia (mother earth). Gaia got pissed because Ouranos hid Hecatonchires andCyclopes (two of her kids, the giants), in Tartarus, so she got the rest of her kids together and made a sickle, and tried to get them to castrate Ouranos. Kronos is the only one who had the balls, and while Ouranos was fucking Gaia, Kronos castrated him with the sickle. The blood and semen fell upon the earth and produced the furies, while the testicles fell into the ocean and produced aphrodite. Kronos learned from Gaia that he was prophesized to be killed by one of his kids, so every time Rhea (His sister and his wife) had one, he devoured it. To stop this, Rhea tricked Cronus and secretly gave birth to Zeus, and hid him. When he got older Zeus got a poison from Gaia and poisoned Kronos with it, who promptly threw up all of Zeus's brothers and sisters. Zeus released the two giants from tartarus (They're the ones who made his thunderbolts) and then they all made war on Kronos and the titans, casting them into Tartarus. Well most of them anyway, some of them Zeus let stay in Olympia. Kronos got imprisoned in the cave of Nyx for eternity. Kronos originally had nothing to do with time, but long afterwards his name at some point got confused and combined with Chronos, the personification of time. They are not however, the same deity, not even close. But because of the mistake they're often combined in popular portrayal.
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    makledJan 22, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    Ye sit is the story of Cronus the God of time...But you are wrong about many things...His mother was Gaia and his father was Uranos. The other thing he didn't cut open the stomach of Cronus, he was given a poison probably from Gaia, which led Cronus to regargutate his children that's it!

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