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  1. Zeus By Dimitar Kirilov Room: 407 Section: 8-2 http://leonjackson.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/zeus-greek-mythology-687267_1024_768.jpg

  2. Originating Story • Zeus was born by Titans Cronus and Rhea. • Cronus swallowed every child Rhea had but Rhea tricked Cronus – giving him a rock with clothes as a substitution for he child – and she ran away with Zeus. • Zeus was raised secretly by Nymphs.

  3. Domain Zeus is the king of the gods, the ruler of Mount Olympus and the god of the sky and thunder.

  4. Personality • All-knowing • Ladies Man • Prideful • Hot-head • Strong • Brave • Charming http://z.about.com/d/atheism/1/0/k/P/ZeusThunderbolt-l.jpg

  5. Symbols His symbols are: Thunderbolt Eagle Bull, Oak

  6. Interesting/Fun Facts • Called Jupiter by Romans. • 6th born child that Cronus and Rhea had. • Kids:Athena, Ares, Hebe, and Hephaestus • Always cheating on his wife Hera. • His weapon is a thunderbolt. • He is represented as the god of justice and mercy

  7. Sources • http://ht.psdr3.org/teachers/7north/greekProjects/chelsea/ • http://gogreece.about.com/cs/mythology/a/mythzeus.htm • http://www.zeus-publications.com/zeusgod.htm