During antiquity, Chronos was occasionally interpreted as Cronus. According to Plutarch, the Greeks believed that Cronus was an allegorical name for Chronos. In addition to the name, the story of Cronus eating his children was also interpreted as an allegory to a specific aspect of time held within Cronus' sphere of influence.
As the theory[which?] went, Cronus represented the destructive ravages of time which consumed all things, a concept that was expressed literally when the Titan king devoured the Olympian gods — the past consuming the future, the older generation suppressing the next generation. During the Renaissance, the identification of Cronus and Chronos gave rise to "Father Time" wielding the harvesting scythe.
The original meaning and etymology of the word chronos are uncertain. English words derived from it include chronology, chronometer, chronic, anachronism, and chronicle.
Chronos taking a bit of a bashing from wiki. Even Father (sic) Time, wielding his cycle sorry scythe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sickle