God of the Sky

Zeus and his family

  • Youngest son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea
  • Cronus swallowed his siblings not wanting to be overthrown. So his mother Rhea tricked Cronus into eating a rock instead of Zeus. She then sent Zeus to live down in the mortal world.
  • Soon became a great ruler of the mortal world
  • Decided to overthrow his father
  • Made Cronus throw up his other siblings
  • Siblings are Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Demeter, and Hera.

The War

  • Once he freed his siblings they then became his allies.
  • Hecatonchires, cyclopes, and two titans Themis and Prometheus became his allies.
  • Cyclopes forged Zeus a thunder and lightening bolt for a weapon to fight against his father with.
  • Zeus fought from Mt. Olympus and Cronus Mt. Orthrys.
  • The war lasted for ten years.
  • Zeus was so built up with anger that he put the Earth on fire.
  • The Gods won the Earth and forced the Titans into Tartarus which is an area that's even below the Underworld.
  • Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades split the world into three parts.
  • Zeus is the lord of the heavens
  • Hades is the lord of the underworld
  • Poseidon is the lord of the sea

Stories with Zeus

  • Swallowed pregnant first love Metis so she couldn't give birth to the son that would overthrow him. Then gave birth to the goddess Athena by himself. Hera his wife and sister was outraged and very jealous of her husbands affair also of his ability to give birth without female participation. To annoy Zeus she gave birth to Hephaestus by herself (without a man) and it was Hephaestus who, when the time came, split open Zeus head, from which Athena came out fully armed,