Kronos preceded his son Zeus as ruler of the gods. After he found out one of his newborn children would overthrow him, he began swallowing them one by one except Zeus who managed to escape thanks to his mother who instead tricked Kronos into eating a rock thinking it was Zeus. Later, Zeus returned and freed his brothers from his father's stomach, along with the rock Kronos swallowed. As an act of revenge, Kronos put a curse on the rock so that any God that comes near it will be placed in eternal sleep. He was then imprisoned in an unknown region of Tartarus. It is implied that Kronos favored Hades. It is also implied that Kronos is the reason why Hades turned to evil.