ZEUS
Height: 6'7
Weight: 560 pounds
Hair: Sometimes RED
Eyes: Blue

ZEUS was the king of the gods. He was also the god of sky, weather, law, order and fate.
He is usually imagined as a regal man, mature with sturdy figure and dark beard. His usual attributes were a lightning bolt, royal scepter and eagle.
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Background

He was the child of Cronos and Rhea. He had five siblings in which he was younger than. He was known as the brother of Poseidon, Hades (Pluto), Hestia, Demeter, Hera. He later became married to his own sister Hera. When they set apart, they practically divided the earth among themselves. Poseidon obtained the sea, Hades got the lower world, and Zeus got the heavens and the upper regions, but the earth became common to all of the people. He had over 15 children, some of them are Ares, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Dionysus, Hebe, Hermes, Heracles, Helen, Hephaestus, Perseus, Minos, the Muses, the Graces.
He is known as a regal man, mature with sturdy figure and dark beard.His usual attributes were a lightning bolt, royal scepter and eagle. After setting his siblings free they split the world among themselves. Poseidon obtained the sea, Hades the lower world, and Zeus the heavens and the upper regions, but the earth became common to all.







Myths – He was involved in numerous myths. Many of the myths include an explanation to…
-His birth
-The outcome of the Titan war
-His battle with Typhoeus
-The war of the Giants
-The conflict between Prometheus and himself.
-The birth and life of Herakles
-His extramarital affairs
-The Trojan war


The myth of his birth goes a little like this. Cronus had sfive children with Rhea (Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon). Though they were al born he swallowed them all, since he had learned from Gaia and Uranus that he was destined to be overcome by his own son as he had overthrown his own father. When Zeus was about to be born, Rhea sought Gaia to devise a plan to save him, so that Cronus would get his retribution for his acts against Uranus and his own children. Rhea gave birth to Zeus in Crete, handing Cronus a rock wrapped in swaddling clothes, which he promptly swallowed. It is then said that he was raised by a goat named Amalthea in a cave on Mt. Ida.


The myth of his rise to power has a few different versions. My research suggests that Zeus forced Cronus to disgorge first the stone then his siblings that he once swallowed. Then Zeus released the brothers of Cronus, the Gigantes, the Hecatonchires and the Cyclopes. As a reward, they gave him thunder and his lightning bolt. Zeus and his brothers and sisters, along with the Gigantes, Hecatonchires and Cyclopes came together to overthrew Cronus and the other Titans. After the battle with the Titans, Zeus shared the world with his elder brothers.


Zeus's Affairs

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ASTERIA A Titan goddess who was pursued by the lustful Zeusacross the heavens. She assumed many forms to escape him, but eventually leapt from the heavens in the shape of a quail, and metamorphosed into the island of Delos.
EURYNOME A Titan goddess who was the mother by Zeus of the three Kharites (Graces) and, according to some, the river-god Asopos.
GAIA The Goddess of the Earth was accidentally impregnated by Zeus on two separate occasions: in Phrygia where she gave birth to the goddess Agdistis, and in Kypros where she bore the Kentauroi Kyprioi.
LETO A Titan goddess who was loved by Zeus. She bore him the twin gods Apollon and Artemis.
SELENE The Goddess of the Moon bore Zeus two daughters: Pandia and Ersa.
THETIS A Goddess of the Sea who was wooed by Zeus. The god abandoned his attempts to seduce her when it was revealed that she was destined to bear a son greater than his father.




Known Relatives



Ouranos (grandfather, deceased), Gaea (grandmother), Cronus (father), Rhea (mother), Hera (wife/sister), Pluto, Neptune (brothers), Demeter, Hestia (sisters), Persephone (niece, sister-in-law), Apollo (son by Leto), Ares (son by Hera), Dionysus (son by Semele), Hephaestus (son by Hera), Hercules (son by Alcmena), Hermes (son by Maia), Athena (daughter by Metis), Artemis (daughter by Leto), Hebe (daughter by Hera), Helen of Troy (daughter by Leda, deceased), Venus (daughter by Dione), as well as numerous other children, Eros (grandson), Atum/Demogorge, Thor (sons of Zeus' grandmother Gaea)

Allies and Enemies

I. Known Allies
Hercules, Olympian gods, Cyclopes, Hekatonchieres (hundred-handed giants), Huntsman of Zeus, Odin, Thor, heads of other Earth pantheons,
Thena, Avengers, (former) Zuras (deceased), Champions of Los Angeles (disbanded)

II. Known Enemies: Typhon, (occasional) Ares, Pluto, Hyppolyta, (former) Cronus and the Titans, Typhoeus, Otus and Ephialtes, Giants of Greek
mythology, Third and Fourth Celestial host, Avengers, Enchantress

Children

Zeus had 54 children, 31 by Divine unions.
The Three Graces:
-Aglaea
-Euphrosyne
-Thalia
The Nine Muses:
-Calliope
-Clio
-Erato
-Euterpe
-Melpomene
-Polyhymnia
-Terpsichore
-Thalia
-Urania
The Horae: First Generation
-Auxo
-Carpo
-Thallo
Second Generation –
-Dike
-Eirene
-Eunomia
The Morai
-Atropos
-Clotho,
-Lachesis and 23 by Human unions




Random Zeus Facts

-When Hera gave birth to Hephaestus, Zeus threw him off the top of Mount Olympus because of his repulsive appearance
-His favourite tree was the oak, which was a symbol of strength
-His sacred bird was the Golden Eagle, which he kept by his side at all times
-Zeus punished Hera by having her hung upside down from the sky when she attempted to drown Heracles in a storm
-Zeus condemned Prometheus to having his liver eaten by a giant eagle for giving the Flames of Olympus to the mortals
-Zeus turned Pandareus to stone for stealing the golden dog which had guarded him as an infant
-Zeus killed Salmoneus with a thunderbolt for attempting to impersonate him
-Zeus condemned Tantalus to eternal torture in Tartarus for trying to trick the gods into eating the flesh of his butchered son


Height: 6'7
Weight: 560 pounds
Hair: Sometimes RED
Eyes: Blue