The God Zeus
By: Chris Hanson
Olympus was the residence of the divine family, the twelve most important ruling gods and goddesses of ancient Greece, who therefore were called the Olympians. There they all lived together in an enormous palace, high above the clouds. Olympus is generally identified with Mount Olympus in Thessaly, which is the highest mountain in Greece, but very often it is identified also as some mysterious region far above the earth.
- Zeus was the youngest brother of Hera, Hestia, Poseidon, Hades and Demeter. He was married to Hera, and was the father of Ares, Athena, Dionysus, Apollo, Artemis and Hephaestus. I suppose Aphrodite was sort of his aunt, as she was formed from the foam created when Ouranos' testicles fell into the Aegean. One of Ouranos' sons was called Kronos, who was Zeus' father.