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Rhea was thought of as the primordial goddess in the Greek pantheon, being the daughter of Uranus and Gaea, and sister and wife of Cronus, and mother of Zeus and other gods of Olympus. Knowledge of her comes from the Theogony by Hesiod and the Iliad by Homer. A.G.H.
Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 221