All about Zeus

The god of all gods!

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The Greek Gods

Who is Zeus?

Zeus is the the god of the universe!

Who is Zeus related to?

Grandmother: Gaea


Grandfather: Uranus


Mother: Rhea


Father: Cronus


Brothers: Hades and Poseidon


Sisters: Demeter, Hestia, and Hera


Wife: Hera,Themes and Uranium


Children: Ares, Apollo, Artemis, Athena, Aphrodite, Hermes

and Dionysus

Does Zues have powers?

Yes!

he can.....

  • shape shift so that he/someone can look like an animal
  • throw lighting bolts
  • can control weather

Symbols

Zeus' Strength

Superhuman strength and the ability to throw lighting bolts

Zeus' Weakness

Beautiful women

Did you know?

  • The Roman equivalent of Zeus is Jupiter.

  • The Olympics were held each year by the Greeks in honor of Zeus.

  • Zeus originally married the Titan Metes, but grew worried that she would have a son that was stronger than him. So he swallowed her and married Hera.

  • Zeus sided with the Trojans in the Trojan War, however, his wife Hera sided with the Greeks.

  • He had a powerful shield called the Aegis.

  • Zeus was also the keeper of oaths. He punished those who lied or made dishonest business deals.