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The myth is somewhat like what happened in the Garden of Eden. Gaia offered her son Cronus a sharp hook that he could use to release himself and his siblings from her confined, crowded belly. With the hook, Cronus cut off his father testicles. In pain and fright, Uranus pulled away from Earth, creating the beginning of consciousness and the vault of Heaven. Thus began the panoply of the Greek gods-- through an act of violence between son and father.