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Zeus God of Thunder Spheres of Influence - Storms Out of all the Olympians, Zeus was teh most powerful. Zeus's father Cronus was warned the one of his offspring would dethrone him. wanting the remain king, Cronus began eating all of his children as soon as they were born. Rhea, Zeus's mother, saved Zeus by rapping a blanket around a rock and presenting it to Cronus, who quickly swallowed it. When Zeus grew up, he managed to make Cronus vomit out all of his children by poisoning his father's drink. Poseidon the held Cronus at bay, while Zeus struck Cronus dead with a lightning bolt.

The death of Cronus angered the Titans, who attacked Zeus and his siblings. The gods were less powerful than the Titans, so Zeus freed the Hundred-handed ones adn the Cyclopes from Tartarus. With their help, the Olympians prevailed. Zues and his two brothers Poseidon and Hades, drew straws to determine who would rule where.

Zues won the Skies, Hades the Underworld, and Poseidon received the oceans.

As the King of the gods, Zeus's rule was powerful and full of promiscuity and creative punishments for those who offened him.