Zeus

Collin Zach Dominic

"Father of Gods and Men"

Youngest Child of Kronos [Cronus] and Rhea

Married to Hera

Symbolized by  the eagle, the oak tree, the royal sceptre and the thunder bolt.

There are various myths of Zeus in what happened during his childhood and in how he survived without Cronus knowing it, some of these myths are:

  • He was raised by the goat Amalthea, with the help of Kouretes (soldiers and smaller gods), who danced, clashed their spears against their shields and shouted every time Zeus cried so Cronus would not hear him.
  • Was raised by Melissa, who nursed him with goat milk and honey.
  • The nymph Adamanthea help to hid him from Cronus, who ruled heavens, sea and earth. She put Zeus on a rope hanging from a tree, so he would be suspended between sea, earth and sky.
  • Gaia raised and protect him.
  • Cynosura, the nymph raised him and in gratitude for this, Zeus placed her on the sky among the stars.
  • A shepherd family raised him under the promise that their sheep would be safe from the wolves.

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Carefree and loved to laugh out loud

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As the father of the gods, Zeus sees that each deity performs his or her individual duty, punishes their misdeeds, settles their disputes, and acts towards them on all occasions as their all-knowing counsellor and mighty friend.

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As the father of men, he takes a paternal interest in the actions and well-being of mortals. He watches over them with tender solicitude, rewarding truth, charity, and uprightness, but severely punishing perjury, cruelty, and want of hospitality.

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AGDISTIS A Hermaphroditic God born when Zeus accidentally impregnated Gaia the Earth. Fearful of this strange creature the gods castrated it, and it became the goddess Kybele. [Agdistis and Kybele and their parents were Phrygian gods later identified with Greek counterparts].
AIGIPAN A Rustic God, son of Zeus and Aix or Boetis (the wife of Pan).
ALATHEIA The Goddess of Truth was a daughter of Zeus.
APHRODITE The Goddess of Love was, according to some, a daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Dione (most accounts, however, say she was born in the sea from the severed genitals of Ouranos).
APOLLON The God of Music, Prophecy and Healing was a son of Zeus and the Titaness Leto.
ARES The God of War was a son of Zeus and his wife Hera.
ARTEMIS The Goddess of Hunting and Protectress of Young Girls was a daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Leto.
ASOPOS The God of the River Asopos in Argos (Southern Greece) was, according to some, the son of Zeus and Eurynome (most accounts, however, call him a son of Okeanos and Tethys).
ATE The Goddess of Blind Folly and Ruin was, according to some, a daughter of Zeus (others say she was born fatherless to Eris).
ATHENE The Goddess of Warcraft, Wisdom and Craft was sprung directly from the head of Zeus. Her mother was the Titaness Metis whom Zeus had swallowed whole in pregnancy.
BRITOMARTIS The Goddess of Hunting and Fishing Nets was a daughter of Zeus and the Nymphe Karme.
DIKE The Goddess of Justice, one of the three Horai, was a daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Themis.
DIONYSOS The God of Wine and Debauchery was a son of Zeus and Semele (or in a few unorthodox accounts, of Zeus and Demeter or Dione).
EILEITHYIA The Goddess (or Goddesses) of Childbirth were daughters of Zeus and Hera.
EIRENE The Goddess of Peace, one of the three Horai, was a daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Themis.
ERIS The Goddess of Strife and Warfare was, according to some, a daughter of Zeus and Hera (most, however, say she was a daughter of Nyx).
ERSA The Goddess of the Dew was a daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Selene.
EUNOMIA The Goddess of Good Governance, one of the three Horai, was a daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Themis.
HARMONIA The Goddess of Harmony was, according to one author, a daughter of Zeus and the Pleiad Elektra (the usual account makes her a daughter of Ares and Aphrodite who was only fostered by the Pleiad).
HEBE The Goddess of Youth was a daughter of Zeus and Hera.
HEPHAISTOS The God of Smiths was, according to some, a son of Zeus and Hera (though many say Hera conceived him without the assistance of Zeus).
HERMES The God of Merchants, Shepherds and Messengers was a son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia.
HORAI, THE The three Goddesses of the Seasons (Dike, Eirene, and Eunomia) were daughters of Zeus and the Titaness Themis.
KABEIROI, THE The Gods of the Mysteries of Samothrake were, according to some, sons of Zeus and the Mousa Kalliope (most, however, call them sons of Hephaistos and Kabeiro).
KAIROS The God of Opportunity was the youngest divine son of Zeus.
KENTAUROI KYRPIOI, THE A tribe of Kentauroi (Centaurs) from the island of Kypros (in the Eastern Meditteranean). They sprang from Gaia the Earth when Zeus accidentally impregnated his failed attempt to make love to Aphrodite.
KHARITES, THE The three Goddesses of Grace, Beauty and Mirth (named Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thaleia) were daughters of Zeus and the Titaness Eurynome.
KORYBANTES SAMOTHRAKIOI, THE The orgiastic demi-gods of the Samothrakian Mysteries were sometimes described as sons of Zeus and the Mousa Kalliope.
LITAI, THE The elderly Goddesses of Prayer were daughters of Zeus.
MELINOE A Demon Goddess of the Underworld, whose body was half black and half white. She as a daughter of Zeus and Persephone.
MOIRAI, THE The three Goddesses of Fate and Destiny (Atropos, Lakhesis and Klotho) were, according to some, daughters of Zeus and the Titaness Themis (others say they were daughters of Nyx, Ananke or Khaos).
MOUSAI, THE The nine Goddesses of Music and Song (named Kalliope, Terpsikhore, Kleio, Euterpe, Ourania, Thaleia, Polyhymnia, Melpomene, Erato) were daughters of Zeus and the Titaness Mnemosyne.
NEMEA A Minor Goddess or Nymphe, daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Selene.
NYMPHAI, THE Nymphai in general were sometimes called the daughters of Zeus.
NYMPHAI THEMEIDES, THE Three Goddess-Nymphai were named as daughters of Zeus and the Titaness Themis.
PALIKOI, THE Twin Gods of the Geysers of Palikoi in Sikelia (Sicily in Southern Italia). They were, according to some, the sons of Zeus and Thaleia (but others say they were sons of Hephaistos and Aitna).
PAN The God of Shepherds was, according to one author, the son of Zeus and Hybris (but others invariably call him a son of Hermes).
PANDEIA A Minor Goddess or Nymphe, daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Selene.
PERSEPHONE The Goddess of the Underworld and Renewal of Spring was a daughter of Zeus and Demeter (or, according to one account, of Zeus and Styx).
PHASIS The God of the River Phasis of Kolkhis (in the Kaukasos, Europe / Asia border) was, according to some, a son of Zeus (other say he was a son of Okeanos and Tethys like the other Rivers).
ZAGREOS The God Zagreos was a son of Zeus and his own daughter Persephone. He was slain by the Titanes, but Zeus recovered the child's heart and fed it to Semele and Zagreos was reborn as the god Dionysos. [Zagreos and his parents were originally Gods of Thrake, later identified with Greek counterparts.]
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AIAKOS A King of the island of Aigina (in Southern Greece). He as the son of Zeus and the Nymphe Aigina.
AITHLIOS The first King of Elis (in Southern Greece), son of Zeus and either Protogeneia or Kalyke.
AKHEILOS A Lydian boy (Asia Minor), son of Zeus and Lamia, who contested with the goddess Aphrodite in beauty.
ALEXANDROS (the Great) An (historical) King of Makedonia (of Northern Greece) and later Conqueror of much of the known world. He was, according to legend, a son of Zeus born to the Makedonian Queen Olympia. [This is a unique example of an historical personage bestowed with mythic origins].
AMPHION A King of Thebes in Boiotia (Central Greece). He was a twin son of Zeus and Antiope.
ARGOS The first King and Eponym of Argos (in Southern Greece). He was a son of Zeus and Niobe.
ARKAS A King and Eponym of Arkadia (in Southern Greece), son of Zeus and Kallisto.
ARKEISIOS A King of the islands of Ithaka and Kephallenia (in Central Greece). He was a son of Zeus, or according to others, of Kephalos and Prokris.
ATYMNIOS A Lord of Krete (in the Greek Aegean). He was a son of Zeus and Kassiopeia.
DARDANOS The first King of the Troad (in Asia Minor). He was a son of Zeus and Elektra, born on the island of Samothrake.
DIOSKOUROI, THE Twin Princes of Lakedaimonia (in Southern Greece) born from an egg laid by Queen Leda. One of the pair, Polydeukes, was fathered by Zeus, but the other, Kastor, was the son of Leda's husband Tyndareus.
EMATHION A King of the island of Samothrake (in the Greek Aegean). He was a son of Zeus and Elektra.
ENDYMION A King of Elis (in Southern Greece). He was the son of Kalyke, either by Zeus or her husband Aithlios.
EPAPHOS A King of Aigyptos (Egypt, in North Africa), son of Zeus and the much-suffering Io.
GRAIKOS A King of the Graikoi tribe of the Pindar Mountains (in Northern Greece). He was a son of Zeus and Thyia.
HELENE A Queen of Sparta (in Southern Greece), wife of Menelaus, who eloped to Troy with her lover Paris. She was a daughter of Zeus by Leda or the goddess Nemesis.
HELLEN A King of Northern & Central Greece and Eponym of the Hellenes (or Greeks). He was, according to some, a son of Zeus and Pyrrha (though others say his father was Pyrrha's husband Deukalion).
HERAKLES (1) The greatest of the Greek heroes. He was born in the Boiotian city of Thebes (in Central Greece) to Alkmene who was seduced by Zeus in the form of her own husband.
HERAKLES (2) A son of Zeus and Lysithoe. According to some, he was a hero who was confused with the younger Herakles (1).
HEROPHILE A Sibylla (or Prophetess) of Libya (in North Africa) and later Delphoi in Phokis (Central Greece). She was a daughter of Zeus and the Libyan queen Lamia.
IARBAS A King of the Moors (of North Africa). He was a son of Zeus and an African Nymphe.
IASION A Prince of the Island of Samothrake (in the Greek Aegean) and Chief-Priest of the Samothrakian Mysteries. He was a son of Zeus and Elektra.
KEROESSA A Nymphe or Princess of Byzantion (on the Bosporos Strait separating Europe and Asia). She was a daughter of Zeus and Io, and mother of Byzas (founder of the famed city).
KOLAXES A Lord of the Tauric Khersonese (in North-Eastern Europe), son of Zeus and the Nymphe Hora.
KORINTHOS A King and Eponym of Korinthos (in Southern Greece). He was a son of Zeus (or, according to others, of Epopeus).
KRINAKOS A King of Olenos, Akhaia (in Southern Greece). He was a son of Zeus.
KRONIOS A Lord of the island of Rhodes (in the Greek Aegean), one of three sons borne to Zeus and the Nymphe Himalia.
KYTOS A Lord of the island of Rhodes (in the Greek Aegean), one of three sons borne to Zeus and the Nymphe Himalia.
LAKEDAIMON The first King of Lakedaimonia (aka Sparta) (in Southern Greece). He was a son of Zeus and the Pleiad Taygete.
LATINOS A King of Latium (in Central Italia), son of Zeus and Pandora.
MAGNES The first King and Eponym of Magnesia (in Thessalia, Northern Greece). He was a son of Zeus and Thyia (or, according to others, of Aiolos and Enarete).
MAKEDON The first King and Eponym of Makedonia (in Northern Greece). He was a son of Zeus and Thyia.
MANES The first King of Lydia (in Asia Minor), a son of Zeus and Gaia.
MEGAROS The first King of Megara (in Southern Greece), son of Zeus and a Sithnid Nymphe.
MELITEUS A Lord and Eponym of the town of Melite in Phthiotis (in Northern Greece). He was a son of Zeus and Othris.
MINOS A King of the island of Krete (in the Greek Aegean). He was a son of Zeus and Europa.
MYRMIDON A King of Phthiotis (in Northern Greece) and Epynom of the Myrmidones tribe. He was a son of Zeus and Eurymedousa.
ORION A Gigante who was born in answer to the prayers of the childless Boiotian (of Central Greece) King Hyrieus. He was conceived by three gods - Zeus, Hermes and Poseidon - who urinated upon a bull's hide and buried it in the earth, to grow an earth-born infant.
PELASGOS A King of Arkadia or Argos (in Southern Greece) and Eponym of the Pelasgian tribes. He was a son of Zeus and Niobe (though others calls him a son of Poseidon and Larissa or an Autokhthon (Earth-Born).
PEIRITHOUS A King of the Lapithai tribe of Thessalia (Northern Greece) who, according to some, was a son of Zeus and Dia (though most authors say the father was Dia's husband King Ixion).
PERSEUS A Hero and later King of Argos then Mykenai (in the Argolis, Southern Greece). He was the son of Zeus and Danae.
POLYDEUKES A Prince of Lakedaimonia (in Southern Greece) who with his twin-brother were known as the Dioskouroi. Polydeukes was the son of Zeus and Leda, while his twin brother was the son of Leda's husband Tyndareus.
RHADAMANTHYS A Lawmaker of Krete (in the Greek Aegean), and later resident of Thebes in Boiotia (Central Greece). Rhadamanthys was a son of Zeus and Europa.
SAON The first King of the island of Samothrake (in the Greek Aegean). According to some he was the son of Zeus and a local Nymphe (but others say he was a son of Hermes and Rhene).
SARPEDON 1 A King of Lykia (in Asia Minor). He was a son of Zeus and Europa.
SARPEDON 2 A King of Lykia (in Asia Minor) who fought in the Trojan War. He was a son of Zeus and Laodameia.
SPARTAIOS A Lord of the island of Rhodes (in the Greek Aegean), one of three sons borne to Zeus and the Nymphe Himalia.
TANTALOS A criminally minded King of Lydia (in Asia Minor), son of Zeus and the Okeanis Plouto.
TARGITAUS The first King of the Skythia (in North-Eastern Europe), son of Zeus and the daughter of Borysthenes.
TITYOS A Giant of Orkhomenos (in Central Greece) who was, according to some, a son of Zeus and Elare (though others say he was a fatherless son of Gaia the Earth).
ZETHOS A King of Thebes in Boiotia (Central Greece). He was a twin son of Zeus and Antiope.

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AGDISTIS A Hermaphroditic God born when Zeus accidentally impregnated Gaia the Earth. Fearful of this strange creature the gods castrated it, and it became the goddess Kybele. [Agdistis and Kybele and their parents were Phrygian gods later identified with Greek counterparts].
AIGIPAN A Rustic God, son of Zeus and Aix or Boetis (the wife of Pan).
ALATHEIA The Goddess of Truth was a daughter of Zeus.
APHRODITE The Goddess of Love was, according to some, a daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Dione (most accounts, however, say she was born in the sea from the severed genitals of Ouranos).
APOLLON The God of Music, Prophecy and Healing was a son of Zeus and the Titaness Leto.
ARES The God of War was a son of Zeus and his wife Hera.
ARTEMIS The Goddess of Hunting and Protectress of Young Girls was a daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Leto.
ASOPOS The God of the River Asopos in Argos (Southern Greece) was, according to some, the son of Zeus and Eurynome (most accounts, however, call him a son of Okeanos and Tethys).
ATE The Goddess of Blind Folly and Ruin was, according to some, a daughter of Zeus (others say she was born fatherless to Eris).
ATHENE The Goddess of Warcraft, Wisdom and Craft was sprung directly from the head of Zeus. Her mother was the Titaness Metis whom Zeus had swallowed whole in pregnancy.
BRITOMARTIS The Goddess of Hunting and Fishing Nets was a daughter of Zeus and the Nymphe Karme.
DIKE The Goddess of Justice, one of the three Horai, was a daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Themis.
DIONYSOS The God of Wine and Debauchery was a son of Zeus and Semele (or in a few unorthodox accounts, of Zeus and Demeter or Dione).
EILEITHYIA The Goddess (or Goddesses) of Childbirth were daughters of Zeus and Hera.
EIRENE The Goddess of Peace, one of the three Horai, was a daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Themis.
ERIS The Goddess of Strife and Warfare was, according to some, a daughter of Zeus and Hera (most, however, say she was a daughter of Nyx).
ERSA The Goddess of the Dew was a daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Selene.
EUNOMIA The Goddess of Good Governance, one of the three Horai, was a daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Themis.
HARMONIA The Goddess of Harmony was, according to one author, a daughter of Zeus and the Pleiad Elektra (the usual account makes her a daughter of Ares and Aphrodite who was only fostered by the Pleiad).
HEBE The Goddess of Youth was a daughter of Zeus and Hera.
HEPHAISTOS The God of Smiths was, according to some, a son of Zeus and Hera (though many say Hera conceived him without the assistance of Zeus).
HERMES The God of Merchants, Shepherds and Messengers was a son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia.
HORAI, THE The three Goddesses of the Seasons (Dike, Eirene, and Eunomia) were daughters of Zeus and the Titaness Themis.
KABEIROI, THE The Gods of the Mysteries of Samothrake were, according to some, sons of Zeus and the Mousa Kalliope (most, however, call them sons of Hephaistos and Kabeiro).
KAIROS The God of Opportunity was the youngest divine son of Zeus.
KENTAUROI KYRPIOI, THE A tribe of Kentauroi (Centaurs) from the island of Kypros (in the Eastern Meditteranean). They sprang from Gaia the Earth when Zeus accidentally impregnated his failed attempt to make love to Aphrodite.
KHARITES, THE The three Goddesses of Grace, Beauty and Mirth (named Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thaleia) were daughters of Zeus and the Titaness Eurynome.
KORYBANTES SAMOTHRAKIOI, THE The orgiastic demi-gods of the Samothrakian Mysteries were sometimes described as sons of Zeus and the Mousa Kalliope.
LITAI, THE The elderly Goddesses of Prayer were daughters of Zeus.
MELINOE A Demon Goddess of the Underworld, whose body was half black and half white. She as a daughter of Zeus and Persephone.
MOIRAI, THE The three Goddesses of Fate and Destiny (Atropos, Lakhesis and Klotho) were, according to some, daughters of Zeus and the Titaness Themis (others say they were daughters of Nyx, Ananke or Khaos).
MOUSAI, THE The nine Goddesses of Music and Song (named Kalliope, Terpsikhore, Kleio, Euterpe, Ourania, Thaleia, Polyhymnia, Melpomene, Erato) were daughters of Zeus and the Titaness Mnemosyne.
NEMEA A Minor Goddess or Nymphe, daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Selene.