Zeus . God of Gods Angie Chiappori. Story.
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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)
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