How many kids did Cronus eat?

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There was a prophecy that one / all of Cronus' children would overthrow him, so he ate his children as they came -- (I am not necessarily listing these in order) -- Hera, Demeter, Hades, Poseidon, and Hestia. His wife, Rhea, didn't want their sixth child (Zeus) to be devoured like the rest, so she gave her husband a stone to swallow instead. When baby Zeus grew up, he fed his father a mixture of mustard and wine, forcing him to upchuck his siblings.

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Cronus's kids are (in order oldest 2 youngest) Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, and Zeus. Zeus was spared at birth by his mother. Cronus ate the rest. Out of six kids, he ate five.

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Hera, Hestia, Demeter, Hades, Poseidon. But he missed number six: Zeus.

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