Cronus, Titans series, Niue 2018, 2 dollars, 2 oz, 45 mm, antique finish high relief coin, 3D printed insert, client: Numiartis, producer: Mint of Poland.
Titan Cronus, sometimes confused with Chronos (personification of time), was the god of agriculture and keeper of the harvests. His attribute was a sickle or a scythe.
Cronus was the son of Gaia and Uranus—personifications of Earth and Sky. Gaia and Uranus were not only the parents of twelve Titans but also of bizarre giants: Hecatoncheires (Hundred-Handers) and Cyclops. Out of fear of the power of his deformed children, Uranus hid them in his wife’s body, thus condemning her to a great pain. In revenge, Gaia gave Cronus a sickle. Then the youngest of Titans castrated his own father, knocking him off the pedestal. Crippled and furious Uranus foretold to his son, that he was destined to be overcome by his own descendant. From now on, Cronus swallowed all his children, as they were born. However Rhea, Cronus’s clever wife, saved newborn Zeus. Once he had grown up, Zeus released his siblings from the insides of Cronus. With his brothers and sisters he thrown Cronus and other Titans into Tartarus.
On the coin: Cronus, god of the harvest is cutting a bunch of grapes. This is an allusion to the mutilation of Uranus with a sickle.