Rhea was a primordial goddess and Queen of the Titans. Rhea was the mother of the gods, and goddess of female fertility, motherhood, and generation. She represented the eternal flow of time and generations. She was also a goddess of comfort and ease, a blessing reflected in the common Homeric phrase "the gods who live at their ease."
Rhea was the daughter of Gaia and Uranus, and sister of Cronus. She was also Cronus's wife.
She gave birth to the first group of Olympian gods and goddesses, Hestia, Hades, Demeter, Poseidon, Hera and Zeus.
Cronus believing one of his children would overthrow him, began swallowing each child that Rhea gave birth to. Upon Zeus's birth, Rhea tricked Cronus by hiding Zeus in a cave and presenting to Cronus a rock wrapped in swaddling clothes instead. Cronus ate the rock. Zeus grew up safe returning later in life to free his brother and sisters.
Rhea is lovely variegated yarn of orange, green and brown
Available in the following yarn bases. For a listing of all yarn bases click here. Yarn Bases
Care of your hand knit garments
Please hand wash cold or lukewarm water and lay flat to dry. Even though this yarn does contain superwash merino, I do always recommend that you hand wash your knitwear. We use colorfast acid dyes for dying our yarn, and rinse until water runs clear. There may be a chance that some dye may bleed slightly in the first wash of your finished item. This does sometimes happen for speckled yarn and stubborn colors that are prone to bleed. For the first couple of washes, hand wash separately to be sure that no further bleeding.
There are no dye lots. We always try to sell from same dye lots but if not sure, we recommend blending the skeins as you work. Color saturation can differ from different dyelots.