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I hope this riddle isn't too easy:

Some see me as the reaper,

But am I not somehow?

I was a patron,

Through time they celebrated me.

They were going to cut me open,

To free what was inside of me.

Eventually I was confined,

In a place of torment, I rest.

Don't be confused,

As many confuse me with someone else.

Can you find out and explain what or who I am?

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Chronos, titan of time, and Kronos, titan of agriclture
Added by OP: Cronus

Some see me as the reaper,
But am I not somehow?

Some people mix up Chronos with Kronos, the titan of agriculture.
Added by OP: the identification of Cronus and Chronos gave rise to "Father Time" wielding the harvesting scythe

I was a patron,
Through time they celebrated me.

A fesival for Chronos/Kronos?
Added by OP: Cronus continued to preside as a patron of harvest

They were going to cut me open,
To free what was inside of me.

Zeus cut Kronos up with his own scythe and released his siblings, who had been swallowed

Eventually I was confined,
In a place of torment, I rest.

So he went to Tartarus

Don't be confused,
As many confuse me with someone else.

Don't confuse Kronos/Chronos

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    $\begingroup$ Nice answer. +1 The cutting was done to free his siblings too wasn't it? $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers Jul 5 '16 at 9:55
  • $\begingroup$ Correct I edited some answers to make it all fit :) & @BrentHackers correct :) Metis gave Cronus an emetic to force him to disgorge the children, or Zeus cut Cronus's stomach open. $\endgroup$ – Decypher Jul 5 '16 at 10:02

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