A Promise II: pg 35

January 31st, 2012, 7:48 am

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Reply crazylupus, January 31st, 2012, 8:02 am

Yeah totally mad oO

Reply Vyanni Krace (Guest), January 31st, 2012, 8:28 am

Oh Iapetus dear the answer to that is so simple:

Well you see it all started when Kronus was convinced by his good old mother Gaia to chop his papa-dearest into teeny tiny peices and take the throne.
Kronus; being the twisted little dear he is, did as his dearest mother said and masacred his father.
This began his slow decend into unadulterated madness. (Not that he wasnt already a twisted, sadistic psychopath...) And Gaia-dearest did nothing to help this.
Instead she made him paranoid with that psycho-prophecy of hers.
There Iapetus. Did that help or do you need more?
*Innocent look.*

...I dont deny being insane.

Reply anne-demonangel(deviantart) (Guest), January 31st, 2012, 10:14 am

from what Vyanni Krace said

i really come to kinda despise Gaia
She is the root of all this madness afterall

Reply Yangyexin, January 31st, 2012, 10:31 am

@ Vyaani Krace: Gaia isn't really the bad guy in this. It's how the people who's prophecy she told reacted that started this mess.

Reply Vyanni Krace (Guest), January 31st, 2012, 11:14 am

Well I dont think there was a prophecy involved when she told kronus to chop his dad (her husband btw) into peices...

Reply Vyanni Krace (Guest), January 31st, 2012, 11:20 am

@ Yangyexin: Yeah. I understand that because the same concept is always the same no matter what prophecy it is. It probably wouldnt have come true if no one reacted to it.
Just look at Harry Potter for instance. The 'chosen one' could have been either Harry or Neville. Besides, If Voldemort had'nt reacted to the prophecy then it probably wouldnt have happened.
I've come to notice that prophecys work around the concept that they cannot be ignored.
If you dont do anything to react to or trigger the prophecy then it has a lower chance of ever happening.
However if you DO react to it then that usually sets the ball rolling.
In this case, if Kronus had'nt tried to kill Zeus and had left things the way they were- (maybe even act a tad more fatherly...or am I pushing it?...)- then the prophecy would probably never come true.
Still that doesnt change my views that Gaia is one messed up lady.
You cannot say that isnt messed up.

Reply Hei hai hello (Guest), January 31st, 2012, 11:53 am

Iapetus, just leave! Because of your sweet little broter you'll be locked in Tartarus forever, and there has no partyes!!
Gaia is really the bad guy - she started the war with that prophecy( because of it, may be Conus would love his kids more), she helped Zeus, but late she send the Giants to kill the gods (because the gods have send her children in !Tartarus (?!)WEll THEY DESERVE IT)! CHOOSE A SIDE GAIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Like mother like son
At least we know that not all of her kids are evil - look at Iapetus - the guy simply is peaseful, he created a family! But his son Prometheus was more smart to choose the right side!He was the smartest titan! But the daddy Iapetus loves his brother too much and stayed with it! One advise - I know your brother was nice and etc. but really, he isn't like his anymore, you have chosen to fight your own son!Think! Cronus is evil and you'll be hurt because of him! RUN !!!!!AWAY! STAY AWAY FROM THE LOSERS'S SIDE!THE PUBLIC LOVES YA TOO MUCh

Reply Viken (Guest), January 31st, 2012, 12:06 pm

Personally I believe that Gaia has an alterior motive in this whole scenario.

Reply Composer (Guest), January 31st, 2012, 3:00 pm

Amazing as always! (though all the blood is pretty horrifying O_O)

@Vyanni Krace: The reason Gaia wanted Ouranos dethroned in the original myths is because besides the Titans, they also had other children, the Cyclopes and the Hundred-Handed Ones. Ouranos thought the Cyclopes and HHOs looked horrendous and terrifying so he threw them in Tartarus. Gaia loves all her children, so she was understandably pissed, and that's when she asked her Titan children to defeat Ouranos, and Cronus stepped up.

But when Cronus defeated Ouranos, he didn't do as Gaia asked and left the Cyclopes and HHOs in Tartarus, since he was also afraid of them. So that pissed off Gaia even more, and that was when she made the prophecy and began plotting against Cronus.

A lot of this isn't mentioned in MYth, probably because it's unnecessary backstory or Zelda's decided to make her own reasons for stuff Gaia does. But that's the original story and I'm just going to keep that in mind until Zelda says otherwise (because it IS her story).

Also, regarding prophecies: the Greeks believed that a person's fate was inescapable. No matter what they did to try to escape, it would happen.(The Three Fates were believed to be the most powerful beings in the universe, more so than Zeus after he's crowned king.) So regardless of what Cronus decided to do with Zeus, Zeus would still have defeated him, and all Gaia really did was just pass along the prophecy (which will happen no matter what) and, yes, try to psych Cronus out.

But again, in MYth, Gaia might really just be evil. Who knows.

*waits anxiously for Thursday*

Reply Guest, January 31st, 2012, 3:17 pm

@Vyanni Krace: Cronus didn't chop up Uranus. He just castrated him. It's in Hesiod's Theogony.

Reply anamanga (Guest), January 31st, 2012, 7:00 pm

Is there a Part3??? Is this a published manga? Because it is A M A Z I N G!!! It's about time a manga about Greek Mythology came up XD The drawing is awesome.

Reply Apollo lover (Guest), February 1st, 2012, 5:11 am

Cold I wonder what he will do when Nike gets a cold and just CAN'T sing.
Give te poor thing a nice sweter jeanes socks and some Nike shoos.

Reply Apollo lover (Guest), February 1st, 2012, 8:08 am

I think I know why zeus changed so mucht between child and grown up.
IF i'm correct than it will have something to do with that girlfriend, givving up her life.

(and that would be hades fault)

Reply Hehehaha (Guest), February 1st, 2012, 11:28 am

Really Composer - HHO?! :d
But really Gaia is more like neutral character! She just waits and silently makes her dirty plans to take down Olympus with the giants
Before she was:
Cronus, honey, do a favor for mommy - kill your father
Now she is:
Zeus, sweetie, please kill your father
She will be:
ZEUS!!! HOW COULD YOU KILL YOUR FATHER!! HE WAS MY SON!!!!!! PORFIRION! Can you please do me a favor - kill Zeus! MWAHAHAHAHAHA

Reply Vyanni Krace (Guest), February 1st, 2012, 12:03 pm

@ Guest: Chopped up, castrated. Whats the difference? It doesnt change the overall facts: Kronus took down his daddy and stole his throne.

@ composer: I know this already. Im a greek-freak. I just have my own opinion of things. In my view Gaia will always be suspicious. She seems too controlling and hypocritical.

Reply Really obsessed (Guest), February 1st, 2012, 1:20 pm

Vyanni Krace -
I know you hate Gaia, I don't like her too. I'm a great greek-myths freak.
SHe is just so evil - she told her son to castrate his daddy, after that she told Zeus to kill Cronus and later she said to the Giants to kill Zeus, because he have locked up her kids in Tartarus?! What's the point! She wanted that!
And I'm agreed Hei Hai Hello, because it isn't Iapetus' fault, he mustn't be in Tartarus!

Reply Anon (Guest), February 2nd, 2012, 12:22 am

Wait, so gaia just keeps telling her kids to kill her kids then more of their kids to kill those kids? What happened to maternal instincts? ;_;

Reply Vibe (Guest), February 2nd, 2012, 1:13 am

They died a LONG time ago Emphasis on LONG.

Reply Vyanni Krace (Guest), February 2nd, 2012, 1:16 am

@ Really obsessed: Hello fellow greek-freak! =^_^=

Reply MoonArcher (Guest), February 2nd, 2012, 10:06 am

@Flight Of The Raven
I'm a bit of an expert on Greek Myths and what I remember is Gaia telling Cronus to kill his father because he banished her first sons to Tartarus for being ugly. I don't recall Cronus "unmanning" him in any way, just cutting him into tiny pieces and throwing them in the ocean and Aphrodite being born from them. Anyway, so far you where almost right ( I'm just talking from what I heard).

Reply Confuzed-Anime-Fan (Guest), February 2nd, 2012, 5:56 pm

Cronus is crazy because he's paranoid.
-The End

There short, sweet, and to the point.

Reply Tea (Guest), February 2nd, 2012, 9:15 pm

Wow there are so many long discussions of Greek Mythology haha. I generally disregard the actual myths since this is MYth--Zelda's version.
Cronus is just...psychotic, although if Zelda did explore into his side a bit as well that would be interesting. I just assume power got to his head a bit, and then he also became paranoid with losing it.

Iapetus seems really sweet, although I don't particularly understand why he's on "Cronus' side". Perhaps he just really cares about his brother, or he doesn't really have the power to oppose since he's the god of mortality if I remember correctly.

Reply Keihei (Guest), February 3rd, 2012, 1:08 am

You know technically that makes Aphrodite a Titan.

Reply First and last (Guest), February 3rd, 2012, 11:08 am

@keihei ya know - Zeus, Hera, Hestia, Hades, Demeter and Zeus are supposed to be tians, but they're not. Aphrodite is the first goddess of them all

Reply afanofthisseries (Guest), February 16th, 2012, 4:19 pm

how are iapetus and cronus related.
iapetus:let's go chase the butterflies
cronus: mwahaha! i'm a psycho!!
me: o-O

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