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Zeus

Zeus, the King of the Gods



Zeus was the supreme god in Ancient Greece, the father of the Olympian gods and the ruler of mankind.




Family of Zeus

Parents: Zeus was the last child of Titans Cronus and Rhea.
Siblings: Zeus had five older siblings. Two brothers (Poseidon, Hades), and three sisters (Hestia, Hera, Demeter).
Wife: Zeus married his own sister Hera, the goddess of marriage and monogamy, but gave her ample cause for jealousy, as Zeus was known for his numerous love affairs. As a result, Zeus fathered a multitude of children.




Role and Responsibilities

Zeus had his golden throne on the highest peak of Mount Olympus and was respected and revered by all gods and mortals. All kings boasted that they were descended from Zeus. Zeus was the "Lord of Justice", he punished anyone who lied or broke an oath, but was fair and always tried to keep the balance of all things. Also, Zeus was in charge of the weather and shaped it to his whim. When he was in a good mood, Zeus blessed the world with beautiful weather; however, when he was in a bad mood, he unleashed rain, winds, lightning, and thunderclaps to bring disaster upon mortals.




Appearance of Zeus

Zeus was strong and imposing, with long, often curly hair.




The Personality of Zeus

Zeus was carefree and loved to laugh out loud [1]. He possessed perfect knowledge and was just, merciful and wise. However, he was quite unpredictable, because no one could guess his decisions.




Symbols of Zeus

Zeus' symbols were the scepter, the throne, and the thunderbolt, which was a gift from the Cyclopes because he freed them. Zeus' tree was the oak and his sacred animal was the eagle.



Roman name: Jupiter

Myths about Zeus

Zeus and his Mates

A Love Story

Zeus and the Years of Life

A story about the circle of life

Zeus and the Bees

A story about wishing evil

Zeus and the stay-at-home Tortoise

A story about humble life

The 'faulty' bull of Zeus

A story about criticism

Zeus and the greedy Ant

A story about greed




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