Olympian Zeus

Temple

Temple

This is what the temple used to look like. It had much more columns, a roof, and alot more detail.
Zeus was the god worshipped at this temple.That is why it is called the Olympian Zeus Temple.
The Temple of Olympian Zeus started to be built in the 6th century BC. It wasn't actually finished until about the second century AD. It was about 600 years later.



Libon built the Temple of Olympian Zeus. He was a 5th century BC Greece architect. His most famous building was this Zeus temple.

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The greeks worshiped Zeus. Zeus was born around 700 BC. They worshiped him because they believed Zeus wold have struck them with lightning and their village would be ruined.
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Background information on Zeus

Zeus was god of the sky.He was also ruler of the Olympian gods. He overthrew his father, Cronus.They had to decide who would take over their father's place on the throne. Zeus won the "election" and became who he is known as now. His weapon was a lightning bolt which he sometimes threw at people. He was married to his own sister,Hera but had many affairs and fell in love with other women.Zeus was married to 6 people before he was even married to Hera He even had a unknown amount of children.Most people only know the main 9.