Tyler B., Justice S.

1st hour

Zeus's Story

Zeus overthrew his farther Cronus. He then drew lots with his brother Poseidon and Hades. Zeus won the draw and became the supreme ruler of the gods. he is the lord of the sky or heaven sorta speck, the rain god. His famous weapon is a thunderbolt which he hurls at those who displease him. He is married to Hera which is also his sister but, is famous for his many affairs. He is also known for punish those who lie or break oaths. His tomb is said to be in mount Juchtas outside of Heraklion. Zeus's appearances is mostly as a older, vigorous bearded man, but representation of Zeus as a powerful young man also exist.

Zeus's weakness

  • He gets in trouble over love affairs
    • Can be moody
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Zeus's strengths are that he is that he is:

  • Highly powerful
    • Strong
      • Charming
        • Persuasive

Zeus's Brith

The first generation were the Titans. the ruler of them was Cronus, son of Gaia (Mother Earth). Cronus' mother had informed him that he would be usurped by one of his offspring who would be tremendously powerful. Therefore, whenever Cronus' wife Rhea bore a child he would swallow the newborn god to prevent them from overturning his power. Having devoured Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon, Cronus was tricked by his wife who, out of love for her child, bore Zeus in secret, while offering a stone wrapped in swaddling clothes to Cronus in place of the baby. Sources disagree as to the upbringing of Zeus, some saying he was raised by Gaia, others by the Nymph Metis, still others maintain that he was brought up by Amalthea the goat! Regardless, all sources agree that when he was fully grown, Zeus returned to mount Olympus to confront his farther. Link: http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/GreekGods/Zeus/

Myth of Zeus Rise To The Top

After reaching manhood, Zeus forced Cronus to disgorge first the stone (which was set down at Pytho under the glens of Parnassus to be a sign to mortal men, the Omphalos) then his siblings in reverse order of swallowing. There are many myths of how he his siblings back. Some say Zeus cut Cronus stomach open. Then after that Zeus released the brothers of Cronus, the Gigantes, the Hecatonchires and the cyclopes, from their dungeon in Tartarus, killing their guard, Campe. As a token of their appreciation, the Cyclopes gave him thunder and the thunderbolt, or lighting, which had previously been hidden by Gaia.

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The Great Zeus

The great mighty Zeus was king of Gods;

though he might of look kind of odd.

Zeus was tremendously powerful

and was never doubtful.

He overthrew his own farther

and it didn't seem a bother.

There was no one to beat Zeus;

which he took in abuse.

Zeus was top dog for sure

and that's one thing you can insure.