Zeus was the king of the gods in ancient Greek religion. He was the god of the sky, lightning and thunder; and the most prominent symbols associated with him are the thunderbolt, eagle, bull and oak. There are numerous myths associated with Zeus. He overthrew his father Cronus and consequently ruled the world along with his wife Hera. Zeus was infamous for his numerous sexual escapades and there are several myths regarding these escapades. Zeus was considered so powerful that it is regarded that he was more powerful than all the Olympians put together including his powerful brothers Poseidon and Hades. Know all about the Greek God Zeus including interesting facts about him, major myths featuring him and his most important powers.

 

INTERESTING FACTS

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According to Greek mythology, Zeus was the son of Cronus and Rhea. His father Cronus intended to eat him alive but his mother Rhea managed to fool Cronus and save Zeus. Zeus then went on to overthrow Cronus and become King of the Gods. He plays a dominant role in Greek mythology with all others referring to him as “The Father” and all rising in his presence. Zeus was revered as a major deity in ancient Greece and he was honored in various ways. To honor him, among other things, the famous Olympic games were held and the magnificent Statue of Zeus was built. Know more through these 10 interesting facts.

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MAJOR MYTHS

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According to Greek mythology, Zeus took many wives and fathered numerous children. All these episodes have been captured in various interesting myths, the most prominent of which include his major wife Hera and his favorite daughter Athena. Zeus also had numerous sexual escapades and there are several myths regarding them including Leda And The Swan; The Abduction of Europa; and Zeus And Semele. With regard to humans there are two prominent myths featuring Zeus: The Theft of Fire by Prometheus; and The Deucalion Myth. Know more through these 10 major myths featuring Zeus.

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MAJOR POWERS

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Zeus was the king of the gods in ancient Greek religion. He was the god of the sky, lightning and thunder. Zeus was an all-powerful God who had lots of powers that may be witnessed across multiple stories throughout Greek mythology. To begin with, Zeus, the God of Thunder, had the power to wield thunderbolts. Moreover, as God of the Sky, he had absolute control over elements such as winds, thunderstorms, rain, moisture, clouds, lightning and weather. Here is an overview of the major powers of the Greek God Zeus.

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