Zeus By: Madalyn L. and Madelyn S.
Zeus' story of life
Interview With Zeus
Zeus and Madelyn
M: Hello Zeus.
Z: Hello Madelyn. How are you?
M: Great, thanks. Now let’s get to business.
Z: Ok, sure.
M: How did you feel when your father Cronus tried eating you?
Z: I was upset of course, but I felt lucky that my mother tricked him into eating a stone instead of me.
M: What was your relation with your father like?
Z: We didn’t really have one, actually.
M: And why is that?
Z: Right after Cronus tried to eat me, my mother sent me to a distant island to be cared for by nymphs so that my father could not try to eat me again or find out that he hadn’t actually eaten me.
M: Why did your father want to eat you and why did he eat your brothers and sisters?
Z: He didn’t want his children to conquer him.
M: Well that’s a nice way to solve problems. Anyways, do you think that Poseidon and Hades were jealous that you are the king of the gods?
Z: Oh, definitely! My brothers are always overreacting about it! They think that it’s unfair that I’m the king of the gods!
M: Do you know why?
Z: They think that it’s unfair that I made myself god of the heavens and they aren’t as important as me.
M: Okay. Two more questions.
Z: Okay go ahead.
M: Why did you swallow your first wife Metis?
Z: I swallowed her to be safe.
M: How did that make you safer?
Z: My mother Rhea came to me and told me that Metis would have kids. She also said that the kids would want to conquer me when they grew up. I did not want that to happen, so I ate her.
M: Okay. I have heard that Hera gets a little jealous when you go meet mortal women.
Z: A little jealous? She is way overreacting!M: Okay, well that’s all we have time for today. This is Madelyn and I am signing off!