Zeus

The god of gods

The Family

-Zeus is the son of Cronus and Rhea

-Zeus had five siblings (Demeter, Hades, Hera, Hestia, Poseidon)

-Zeus had seven immortal children (Persephone, Athena, Ares, Dionysus, Hermes, Apollo Artemis)

-Zeus had two mortal children (Hercules and Perseus0

His Story

-When he was born he was hidden in a cave so his father wouldn't eat him

-Cronus was tricked into eating a rock wrapped in a blanket thinking it was Zeus

-After Zeus haas grown up his first wife tricked Cronus into eating an herb that made him throw up his children

-All of Cronus' children joined forces and over threw him

-Zeus became the leader of all gods but he split the responsibilities with his siblings

-Zeus freed the sons of Mother Earth from Tartarus

-Zeus trapped the Titans in Tartarus

-The cyclopses forged weapons for every god and goddess they gave Zeus lightning bolts which he uses in battles

References

D’Aulaire, Edgar P. "Zeus and His Family." D’auluires’ Book of Greek Myths. By Ingri D’Aulaire D’Aulaire. N.p.: Doubleday And, 1962. N. pag. Print.


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