================================================== In an effort to escape the common objection that it is impious to prosecute one's own father, Euthyphro appeals to Greek mythology (again we see his strict fundamentalism regarding the stories of the gods). Prior to the rule of the Olympian gods, the Titans controlled the earth. One of the Titans, Cronos by name, was the son of Uranus and Gaia. He fathered the following eldest children: Hestia, Demeter, Hades, and Poseidon. Fearing that his children would overpower him, he swallowed each of them whole! When Zeus was born, however, his mother wrapped a stone in a swaddling cloth which Cronos promptly devoured, mistaking it for the child. Zeus was hidden away. True to the predictions, when Zeus became a man, he overpowered Cronos and banished him to Tartarus, a place so deep that it was below the Underworld. By the way, if you are skeptical about all of this, the imprisoned Titans (others were to follow) periodically seek to break free from there inner earthly prison. And you thought that earthquakes and volcanic eruptions were natural phenomenon!

Cronos Eating His Children (based on Goya's painting)
Artist: Ru Dien-Jen