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Khronus or Kronus?

Saturn, Keeper of Time

By Emily Marie ConcannonPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Khronus or Kronus?
Photo by Ivan Bertona on Unsplash

Khronus, King of Sky,

Or Keeper of Time and Space?

Immortal Time Lord.

By Mark Tegethoff on Unsplash


I am not the very best at Haiku, but I felt that I wanted to create something honoring the mysterious Greek god of Time. There's great speculation over who this god is and if he is, in fact, the same god as Kronus, lord of heaven and Titan before the coming of the Olympians.

According to scholars, it seems the Greeks used Khronus as an allegory for Kronus. This could mean the Greeks saw Kronus as a physical deity, while Khronus was a term they used to refer to a specific field of governance Kronus oversaw.

However, there's some disagreement over this, with some scholars believing they were different deities.

In the anime Sailor Moon, they gave a shoutout to Saturn's (Kronus's) power over time. Sailor Saturn was said to be the keeper of time, with the ability to shift time backward and forward.

In popular literature, we remember this association whenever we depict Father Time with a scythe. Kronus was the god of agriculture and seasons and was commonly depicted carrying this harvesting tool. This was also the tool Kronus used to dismember her father, Uranus.

I hope you enjoyed, and thank you so much for reading :) :) LOTS OF LOVE!

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About the Creator

Emily Marie Concannon

I am a world nomad with a passion for vegan food, history, coffee, and equality.

You can find my first novel on Kindle Vella here: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B09V4S7T4N :) I appreciate all your support and engagement! :)

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  • HandsomelouiiThePoet (Lonzo ward)about a month ago

    Nice ❤️💯

  • Babs Iversonabout a month ago

    Super!!! Loving it!!!💖💖💕

  • Call Me Lesabout a month ago

    I love the usage of etymology in your poem. The info at the end is a fun read too. Well done!

  • Gina C.about a month ago

    Wonderful work, Emily! I love the haiku and also your afterwards. :) I truly love your continued theme and how I always learn something from your work :)

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    Nicely done. Thank you for the informative afterward.

  • Lamar Wigginsabout a month ago

    Wow! I love Greek Mythology, so the back story was an added bonus. Great work!

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Loved your Haiku ans that backstory was so fascinating!

  • Leslie Writesabout a month ago

    Very cool. Love the mythology.

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