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Zeus

God of Gods

Angie Chiappori

story
Story

When Kronos, a titan heard a prophecy that one of his children would dethrone him, he decided that he would swallow each of his children. When it came time for Rhea, his wife to give birth to her third child, Gaea the mother of all titans, told Rhea to go up to Crete and give birth over there. When she did she left her son Zeus in the hands of 2 nymphs Adrasteia, and Ida. When Rhea returned to Kronos she gave him a large stone, that resembled the shape of a baby, and Kronos swallowed that. The nymphs took care of Zeus until he could provide for himself. When Zeus had reached full manhood, he ordered Metis, daughter of Oceanus to give Kronos a special drug. This drug caused Kronos to regurgitate all of his children that he had previously swallowed, including the stone. After all his siblings had been regurgitated, him and his two brothers defeated Kronos and took over parts of the world (Dutta). Poseidon was given the oceans, and any other bodies of water, Hades was left to rule the underworld, and Zeus made himself king of the sky (Graves 3)

zeus family
Zeus’ Family
  • His Grandmother was Gaea the mother of all Titans (Leadbetter)
  • His parents were Rhea a Titaness, and Kronos, a Titan (Dutta)
  • He had 5 siblings, Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Demeter, and Hera.
  • He later on married Hera his sister.
  • He and Hera had four children, Ares, Hephaestus, Hebe, and Eileithyia (Leadbetter).
other facts about zeus
Other Facts about Zeus
  • Also known as the god of lightning and thunder (Dutta).
  • Is said to have had many affairs, and illigitimate children, such as Apollo, and Persephone (Leadbetter).
  • He often changed himself into a bird to get womens attention (Graves 4).
  • Because of his many affairs, Hera became jelous and caused harm to the mortals (Stewart).
  • The Olympic Games were initially dedicated to him. (Leadbetter).
  • His name relates to the Greek word dios which means bright
  • Before he could take his throne as the god of gods he ad to defeat the Typhoeus, a multiple headed and handed beast (Rose 11).
  • One of the women he had an affair with was Danae, He made himself into golden rain. When the Golden rain hit her, powers foreced upon her by Zeus caused a child to begin growing inside of her (Neidl)
  • Two of his symbols are the Eagle, and the Oak Tree
interesting fact
Interesting fact
  • Besides being the god of all other gods, Zeus was also the god of cloud forming, Lightning and Thunder.
  • This is why he is always pictured holding a lightning bolt.
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vVideo
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhrYEaQA0hA
works cited
Works Cited

Dutta, Rantnashri. "Zeus Family Tree." www.buzzle.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Dec.      2010. <http://www.buzzle.com/articles/zeus-family-tree.html>.

Graves, Robert. "The Palace of Olympus." Greek Gods and Heroes. New York: Dell      Laurel-Leaf, 1960. 4. Print.

Leadbetter, Ron. "Zeus." www.pantheon.org. N.p., 3 Mar. 1997. Web. 5 Dec. 2010.      <http://www.pantheon.org/areas/mythology/europe/greek/articles.html>.

Niedl, Jessica Fisher. "Shrouded in Myth." Calliope 1 Sept. 2002: 9.      web.ebscohost.com. Web. 7 Dec. 2010. <http://web.ebscohost.com/      src/      detail?vid=11&hid=113&sid=48df0209-b795-43ec-8fce-f233b14849d1%40sessionmgr14&bda      ta=JnNpdGU9c3JjLWxpdmU%3d#db=ulh&AN=7363632%23db=ulh&AN=7363632>.

Rose, H. J. "The Myths." Gods & Heroes of the Greeks. Cleveland: The World      Publishing Company, 1958. 11. Print.

Stewart, Michael. "Zeus." messagenetcommresearch.com. N.p., 15 Nov. 2005. Web. 5      Dec. 2010. <http://messagenetcommresearch.com/myths/bios/zeus.html>.