Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Rhea (divinity), a mythological divinity of the ancients, mother of Zeus, Poseidon, and other gods by Cronos, who is said to have swallowed them all except the first-named. She was worshipped as the "great mother," "mother of the gods," etc., by the Thracians, Phrygians, and other nations, and is said to have been born at Thebes, but few definite traditions are now discoverable about her.