Myths About Zeus
Zeus is a mythological god of the heaven and the world and he is also the king of gods. According to the Greek mythology he is the greatest among all gods. He is the god of the sky, weather, fate and law and order. He was always depicted with a dark beard, a majestic body and a mature face.
Some of his tools were the lighting bolt, eagle and the royal scepter. He was born on Mount Olympus and lived there. There were several temples built to honor Zeus, and they can be found even today. Zeus has been featured in several mythological stories. He made all the decisions about the gods and their positions. He was also a problem solver by nature.
The best known myth about Zeus is the way he survived and then overthrew his father to take over the crown. His father was Cronus and his mother was named Rhea. Due to a prophecy which said that Cronus would be killed by his male offspring, Cronus used to swallow his children the moment they were born. However, Rhea fooled Cronus when Zeus was born and present him with a stone, which he promptly swallowed. Rhea then spirited baby Zeus to an island where he grew up.
When he became a matured man, with the help of his mother, Zeus gave a poisonous potion to his father. On drinking the potion, Cronus vomited out all the children that he had swallowed. Then with the help of his two brothers, Poseidon and Hades, Zeus overthrew his father and took control of the universe. This ended the rule of the Titans and the rule of Olympians began. The universe was divided into three with Zeus becoming the king of gods, Poseidon the god of the sea, and Hades the god of the Underworld.
Similarly, there are several myths about Zeus that very well known and interesting.
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