Greek GOD (Zeus)

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Greek GOD (Zeus)

ZEUS

PARENTS: Chronus & RheaSIBLINGS: Athena-Hephaestus - Hera - Hermes - Poseidon

Zeus was the Greek god of the sky but also the supreme ruler of Mount Olympus, which domain included: all of the earth, a mighty position indeed. Zeus (not surprisingly) had an unorthodox childhood. At the time of Zeus’s conception Cronus, Zeus’s father, had been eating whole all the children his wife, Rhea, had born him. Not because they looked oh so scrumptious, but because of a prophecy that Cronus would be overthrown by one of his children.

As the king of the gods and sitting atop the golden throne on Olympus, Zeus was revered by all. Mortal kings would boast that they were descendants of Zeus. With this supreme power came a number of roles and responsibilities. Hesiod described Zeus as a god who “brought peace in place of violence” and referred to him as the “lord of justice“.

At the time of Zeus’s conception Cronus, Zeus’s father, had been eating whole all the children his wife, Rhea, had born him. Not because they looked oh so scrumptious, but because of a prophecy that Cronus would be overthrown by one of his children.


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