Wiki Caprica
Wiki Caprica
Saturn Pompeii
Name Saturn
Other Names Kronos, Cronus
Debut Rebirth
Significance Saturday lunch at Clarice Willow's house
Saturday in the Caprican week
Photo Earth fresco of Saturn [1]

Saturn (Kronos, Cronus) is one of the Lords of Kobol in the Battlestar Galactica universe. In the religion of the Ancient Romans, he is an agricultural god in the Roman pantheon.

Lord of Kobol[]

Saturn gives his name to Saturday, a day of the week on Caprica. As Kronos, he gives his name to the moon orbiting the planet, Hestia. ("Rebirth")[2]

The sixth planet from the sun in New Earth's solar system will be named for him.

Ancient Roman Religion[]

Saturn (Saturnus) was a Roman god with a similar history to Cronus from Ancient Greek religion. Often depicted in art wielding a scythe, he was considered an agricultural god, especially associated with seed-corn. The Saturnalia festival, named after him, was one of the most important and lively events in the Roman calendar and the god also had a major temple dedicated to him in the Roman Forum of Rome.

The Greek god Cronus (Kronos) was a Titan, son of Uranus (sky) and Gaea (earth). He was the lord of the universe and the god who devoured his own children. After Zeus and his brothers, Poseidon and Hades, became victorious over the Titans, Saturn was expelled from the home of the Greek gods, Mount Olympus.

We remember Saturn in two ways, for one he ends our busy work week - Saturday. And, as we look to the sky, on occasion, we can see the sixth planet from the sun - Saturn.[3]


102 Willow Family Lunch

Saturday lunch at the Willow house

  • Kronos is a moon orbiting the planet Hestia in the Helios Delta star system. It shares its orbit with the moon, Rhea.[4]


Cronus' children are Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Hestia and Demeter.

Cultural References[]

See Also[]

External Links[]

  • Hades at the Ancient History Encyclopedia.


  1. Photo: "Saturn". Fresco from the House of the Dioscuri at Pompeii, Naples Archaeological Museum. Photo by Carole Raddato from Frankfurt, Germany. CC-BY-SA-2.0.
  2. Mandel, Geoffrey. "The Twelve Colonies of Kobol" map. Technical Advisors Jane Espenson and Kevin R. Grazier, special thanks to Bob Harris, author of "Beyond Caprica: A Visitors Guide to the Twelve Colonies", Quantum Mechanix, 2010.
  3. Saturn at the Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved on August 2, 2018, edited.
  4. Mandel, Geoffrey. "The Twelve Colonies of Kobol" map. Ibid.