The Ruler

Thesis Statement

In James M. Hunt’s “The Olympians”, Zeus is the most significant god in Greek Mythology that portrays an image that he is powerful and authoritative but also honorable.


Zeus overthrew his father, Cronus, from the thrown. He also won the draw between his brothers and then became the supreme ruler of all the gods. He was married to Hera, but was also having many affairs with other women. His powerful weapon was a lightning bolt and was the god of heaven and earth, rain, and the skies.


For example, Zeus is powerful because he overthrew his own father from the thrown and also beat the draw between him and his two other brothers.


Blah states, “Zeus overthrew his Father Cronus. He then drew lots with his brothers Poseidon and Hades. Zeus won the draw and became the supreme ruler of the gods”.


This shows that he was so powerful he had the supremacy so over throw his own father, the all mighty Cronus, from the thrown. He also was able to beat both of his brothers in the draw for the thrown of being ruler of all the gods.


Overall, Zeus is powerful and honorable because he overthrew his father from the thrown and he is very strict on people who break laws so therefore that means that loyalty and honesty.

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