Zeus And Greek Mythology

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First off, Zeus was the god of thunder and lightning and was king of the gods. He was the son of the Titan of time Kronus and was married to Hera. He is the father of Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Athena, Dionysus, and Hephaestus. One myth pertaining to him is of him slaying his father. In it his father got word that one of his children would overthrow him so Cronus decided to do the most logical thing to prevent this from happening, and ate all of his children after they were born. But after a lot of cannibalism, his wife Rhea decided to swap out one of her children with a baby sized rock and tricked Cronus into eating it and letting Rhea’s baby, named Zeus, live. After growing up without Cronus knowing, Zeus decided to overthrow his father, Cronus,…show more content…
She is siblings with Zeus and all the gods that I have previously mentioned so is also from the same parents as the rest of them. (The next myth is about Demeter and Hades which is the reason that Hades paragraph is so short.) Once Hades saw Demeter’s daughter Persephone and decided to kidnap her to be his bride. This made Demeter weep so much that all the crops stopped growing and the world became very cold. eventually Zeus had to intervene and and forced Hades to allow Persephone to return to the overworld but not until Hades tricked Persephone into eating a fruit that causes anyone that eats it to return to the underworld eventually. And because of that Persephone goes to the underworld for half the year creating fall and winter and when she returns for the other half of the year Demeter rejoices and the seasons of spring and summer…show more content…
He was the son of Zeus and Hera. His siblings included Artemis, Apollo, Dionysus, Athena, Hermes , and Hephaestus. He is known to have affairs with goddesses such as Aphrodite the wife of Hephaestus. In one incident Hephaestus was so fed up with Aphrodite's affair that he set a trap so that when they were doing it they were stuck in a indestructible net and Hephaestus then dragged them out to Mount Olympus where they were a laughing stock.
Athena is the goddess of wisdom and military strategy. She is the daughter of Zeus and only Zeus. She is often accompanied by Nike and is represented by an owl. Her birth was rather strange even for that of one of the gods. It started with Zeus abstractly thinking of her and then he got a massive headache that no one could fix except Hephaestus who hit Zeus on the head with a hammer cracking it wide open and Athena came out fully formed and everything.
Hermes was the god of thieves and messengers. He was the son of Zeus and one more of the countless lovers of Zeus He is often portrayed as the messenger of the gods or in other words the gods mailman. Once when he was very young he stole cattle from Apollo but was able to get out of it by creating the lyre and trading it for the
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