20 April 2010

Question of the Day - 20 April 2010

In Greek mythology, which was the only power to whom Zeus was subject:
Chronos, Moros, Eros?

Dans la mythologie grecque, quel est la seule puissance à laquelle Zeus est assujetti:
Chronos, Moros, Eros?

3 comments:

Dáithaí C said...

I think you mean Cronos rather than Chronos who was a different god - Cronos was Zeus's father who castrated his own father Uranus and who was eventually overthrown by Zeus who forced him to regurgitate his other sons he had swallowed at birth (!) and banished him to Tatarus.

Chronos is usually portrayed as an old, wise man with a long, gray beard, such as "Father Time". Some of the current English words whose etymological root is khronos/chronos include chronology, chronometer, chronic, anachronism, and chronicle.

Mr Quiz (Páraic Maguire) said...

The "Chronos" in the question is not a typo.

Dáithaí C said...

Ah, Mr. Quiz is tres tricky!

I don't know for sure but I remember something about Moros (The God of impending doom - mobid, mortal etc; in English) being undefeated by Zeus.

I don't know the circumstances as it was well before my time and as Mr. Quiz understands eyewitness accounts of ALL the Gods remain very unreliable up to this day!