To be fair, Kronos was probably heading home to eat all three of them.
@tha5th, yeah, and be an annoying as barely functioning program.
@tha5th, I thought he had already eaten them at some point?
@spences, just not Zeus. I believe Zeus was the only one he didn't eat. The other were thrown up due to some spell or something like that. I think..
@tha5th, Zeus was taken away by his mother before Kronos could eat him, allowing him to grow up and plan to overthrow him. The plan involved getting his mother to offer Kronos a rock wrapped in cloth to look like a baby. Kronos ate the rock and in response vomited out the rock and Zeus’s siblings who all proceeded to gut Kronos.
@TheRatMan, close, he didn't vomit because of the rock though. Zeus grew up, came back and tricked Kronos into drinking mead that was laced with a drug that then caused him to throw up his five siblings (Hera, Demeter, Hestia, Poseidon, and Hades).
Missed chance to make the wife Rhea
@Beggar Mugger, kinda worth it to have the three brothers. It would be weird to exclude one.
He didn’t see it coming
Kronos is one of my favorites in greek mythology