The Titaness Rhea was mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Demeter and Hera. Her husband Cronus swallowed their children as he had been told that he would one day be overthrown by his own child, all except Zeus. Rhea tricked Cronus into swallowing a rock in place of their youngest son. Rhea took Zeus to be raised on Mount Ida in Crete. Zeus and Rhea then freed the other gods and goddesses from Cronus’s stomach.
The second largest moon of Saturn is named after Rhea, and she is associated with the two lions that pulled her celestial chariot. Her name may also have links with the pomegranate. She was mainly worshipped on Crete due to the myth that this is where she brought Zeus.