Zeus

Roman name: Jupiter

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God of and title:

He is the God of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods. He also rules over thunder, lightning, hospitality, honor, kingship, and order. His title is " King of Olympus."

Relationships:

Parents: Cronus and Rhea

Brothers: Poseidon and Hades

Sister: Hera

Spouse: Hera and Metis

Goddesses and mortals he mated with: Aegina, Alcmena, Calliope, Cassiopea, Demeter, Dione, Europa, Io, Leda, Leto, Mnemosyne, Niobe, Persephone, and Semele.

Character traits:

  1. Wise
  2. Fair
  3. Just
  4. Merciful
  5. Prudent
  6. Carefree
  7. Bubbly

Symbols:

Thunderbolt, Aegis, Set of Scales, Oak Tree, Royal Scepter

Interesting facts:

  1. When using his shield he can create all natural phenomena related to the air and sky.
  2. Zeus overthrew his father and won his father's throne against his brothers.
  3. He had a son named Hercules that was half mortal.

Weaknesses of Zeus:

  1. He was angered very easily which caused him to be very destructive. One time he got so angry he threw lightning bolts and caused huge storms on earth.
  2. He also had the tendency to fall in love with women easily. He fell in love with a lot of women which caused him to have very many children and have affairs.
  3. He overthrew his father and got the throne from his brothers so their relationship fell apart.

Strengths of Zeus:

  1. He was able to throw lightning bolts at anyone he wants whenever he wants. He is able to do that because he is the God of the skies.
  2. He was very charming so everyone liked him and he met his wife.
  3. He had human strength which helped him to overthrow people and win fights.

Works Cited:


Taft, Michael W. Greek Gods & Goddesses. Print.

"Zeus." Zeus. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.

"Zeus • Facts and Information on Greek God of the Sky Zeus." Greek Gods & Goddesses. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.