Zeus

Zeus Jupiter



                 Zeus ( Greek: Ζεύς or Διός, Latin: Jupiter ) is, in greek mythology, the most powerful olympian god, the king of the gods. His symbols are the thunderbolt, bull, oak and eagle. He is the youngest son of Cronus and Rhea.
Cronus sired several children by Rhea: Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon, but swallowed them all as soon as they were born, since he had learned from Gaia and Uranus that he was destined to be overcome by his own son as he had overthrown his own father - an oracle that Zeus was to hear and avert. But when Zeus was about to be born, Rhea sought Gaia to devise a plan to save him, so that Cronus would get his retribution for his acts against Uranus and his own children. Rhea gave birth to Zeus in Crete, handing Cronus a rock wrapped in swaddling clothes, which he promptly swallowed.
After reaching manhood, Zeus forced Cronus to disgorge first the stone then his siblings in reverse order of swallowing. Then Zeus released the brothers of Cronus, the Gigantes, the Hecatonchires and the Cyclopes, from their dungeon in Tartarus, killing their guard, Campe. As a token of their appreciation, the Cyclopes gave him thunder and the thunderbolt, or lightning, which had previously been hidden by Gaia. Together, Zeus and his brothers and sisters, along with the Gigantes, Hecatonchires and Cyclopes overthrew Cronus and the other Titans, in the combat called the Titanomachy. The defeated Titans were then cast into a shadowy underworld region known as Tartarus. Atlas, one of the titans that fought against Zeus, was punished by having to hold up the sky.
After the battle with the Titans, Zeus shared the world with his elder brothers, Poseidon and Hades. Zeus got the sky and air, Poseidon the waters, and Hades the world of the dead (the underworld ).

temple of zeusChildren: Hercules, Athena, Aphrodite, Ares, Hebe, Artemis, Apollo, Persephone, Hermes.. and more.

3 Responses to “Zeus”

Jessica said...
11 December 2009 at 15:12

where is Hades??!!


Alejandro said...
20 March 2010 at 01:25

http://godsingreece.blogspot.com/2009/03/hades.html


Rajib said...
17 October 2010 at 13:43

zeus is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!


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