Zeus…. And here we go…. Who was he….background info. God of the sky Defeated his father, Cronus , who was a Titan His weapon of choice…thunder bolt He REALLY loved women. His mother forbid him to marry, but he did any way. Prophesied that he would be overthrown by a son (sound familiar).
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And here we go…
God of the sky
Defeated his father, Cronus, who was a Titan
His weapon of choice…thunder bolt
He REALLY loved women. His mother forbid him to marry, but he did any way.
Prophesied that he would be overthrown by a son (sound familiar)
Metis: first wife. Because of the prophesy, when she became pregnant he ate her. Athena is born from this union.
Themis: second wife. Bore the Fates.
Mnemosyne: third wife. Mother of the Nine Muses.
Hera: fourth wife. Bore Ares.
Europa: Europe is named after her. He stole her by disguising himself as a bull. Fled back to Olympus with her on his back.
Zeus engulfs them in a thick cloud to keep Hera from finding them.
Hera catches on, but when she sees him he is with a cow!
She makes him give the beautiful white cow to Argus as a present and to watch her.
Zeus promised her anything she wanted and swore by the river Styx.
Hera put it in her heart to want to see Zeus in him in all his splendor. With the burning light, she dies.
He snatches the baby she is carrying and hides him in his thigh (Dionysus who saves her from the Underworld and took her to Mt. Olympus)
Not clear who real father was
Seized by an eagle and carried to Mt. Olympus
Took a vow of chastity
Zeus tricks her by shape shifting
Zeus changes her into a giant bear after Hera finds out about the affair.
Hera tells Artemis.
Who kills her? Unclear
Hermes saves the son (Arcus)
They become Ursa Major and Minor
Most beloved by Zeus
He marries Hera though after getting Leto pregnant….?
Hera banishes her to wander for a safe place to birth her babes.
Accepted in Delos and in gratitude, she anchors it to the Aegean Sea.
Artemis is born and helps Mom bare Apollo a day later.
When Niobe (queen of Thebes) brags about being mother of fourteen children and being better than Leto, (jealous of Grecians worshiping her) Apollo and Artemis kills all fourteen kids.
Niobe weeps until she turns to stone.