Gr. Myth. a Titan who overthrows his father, Uranus, to become ruler of the universe and is himself overthrown by his son Zeus: identified with the Roman Saturn
Origin of CronusClassical Latin from Classical Greek Kronos
A Titan who ruled the universe until dethroned by his son Zeus.
Ancient Greek Κρόνος (Kronos), possibly from the Ancient Greek κραίνω (krainō, “to rule or command”).