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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

C is for Cronus ..and Celebrating 3yr Blogiversary with Giveaway

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This is a challenge to post every day in April (except on Sundays) blogging thematically from A to Z. Go HERE for details. My A-Z theme this year is Greek Mythology inspired by the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan that I recently read.  Please be aware that what I write is my interpretation of my findings and may not necessarily be accurate.

(Wikipedia)

Cronus or Kronos was the leader and the youngest of the first generation of Titans, divine descendants of Gaia, the earth, and Uranus, the sky.  He castrated his father, Uranus, and took over the throne.  He married his sister, Rhea.  Their offspring were the first of the Olympians.  Concerned for his safety (he was destined to be overcome by his own sons, just as he had overthrown his father), he ate his children as they were born except for Zeus because Rhea tricked him into swallowing a rock instead.  Zeus did grow up to overthrow Cronus and defeated other Titans.  He then banished the Titans to Tartarus in the underworld.  Cronus managed to escape to Italy, where he ruled as Saturn.  The time of his ruling was called the Golden Age because there was no need for laws or rules since everyone did the right thing and immorality did not exist.

Side note:  There was also a story that Cronus was given an emetic to empty his stomach and thus disgorge his children.  Gotta love greek mythology.  Bizarre things can happen! :)

Source:
Greek Mythology
Wikipedia

And while you're here I'm ...

Celebrating with a Giveaway

It's my birthday today and was reminded again that I missed my third year blogiversary!  This blog turned 3 years old Feb. 2nd.  I'll tell you how that went later.  In the meantime, I'd like to finally celebrate by offering a giveaway.  How about a $13 E-gift card to Amazon, or Barnes & Noble, or up to $13 worth of a book from The Book Depository (those they ship to for free may enter)?

Must be at least 13yo to enter and fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  Please, one person may enter (if you have more than one account, just chose one).  Winner will be announced and sent an email within 3 days after giveaway ends.

Thank you my dear followers for your continued support!  It wouldn't have been as fun without you!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


29 comments:

  1. I love Percy Jackson! The series is amazing. What did you think of the movie? Are you looking forward to the sequil? By the way, happy birthday!

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    1. I liked the movie and hoping to get to the rest in the book sequels. --Aww, thanks for the birthday greeting. :)

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  2. 'Chronos' doesn't stop.. Happy Bday to you!! ^^

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    1. Thank you dear friend for the bday wish. --You've been with me this whole 3yrs, thanks.

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  3. Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you!! Happy Birthday dear Jinkyyyyy!!! Happy Birthday to youuuuu!!!!

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

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    1. Aww, thanks for the song! What an awesome voice!! ;)

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  4. Congratulations on your blog anniversary!

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  5. Happy Blogday! I'm a big Percy Jackson fan - I can't wait for the Sea of Monsters release. I am happy to see the characters come to life on the screen even if it's a little different from the way I imagined them.
    The Sherlock Holmes Investigates book looks interesting. I must find that too :D

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  6. Happy birthday!

    I agree—some bizarre things happen in Greek mythology. :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm kinda hoping to run into more bizarre stories to keep me on my toes!

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  7. Congratualtions! Like your A to Z theme.

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  8. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!!

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    1. Thanks Mel. Great to see you hear.

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  9. Following from the A to Z Challenge.

    3 years...that's quite a milestone. Congratulations on your blogaversary! Yeah, Greece was a happening place back in the day. Now, it is in my top five countries I'd like to visit.

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    1. Thank you LuAnn for the congrats and for the follow. I'll stop by your pad soon. --I'd like to visit Greece too.

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  10. My goodness! A busy day. Happy Blogoversary and Happy Birthday! My father was an amateur astronomer and the skies were my entry into the world of mything Good post.

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    1. Thanks. I'll have to find you stop.

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  11. Congrats on your anniversary. I do agree that Greek mythology is full of interesting characters and situations. Nice to 'meet' you in the Challenge.

    J.L. Campbell writes Jamaican Kid Lit

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    1. Thanks. I like how your A-Z is a glimpse into your book.

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    1. Thanks Evie! Glad you stopped by.

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  13. I missed your birthday!
    ♪♫♪ Happy Belated Birthday to you ♫♪ ♪♫♪ Happy Belated Birthday to you ♫♪ ♪♫♪ Happy Belated Birthday to Jinky, ♫♪ ♪♫♪ Happy Belated Birthday to you!! ♫♪
    PS I love reading your A to Z posts!

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    1. Aww, thanks for the birthday song! You have a lovely voice. ;) --Glad you like my A-Z.

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  14. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!! I'm a new follower here and your blog looks awesome!

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  15. Happy birthday Jinky!!!

    it's Aloi -- i merged my google+ etc.

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