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Hunter Rankin 1/16/2014 "Zeus"

Zeus was the god of the sky and ruler of all gods. Zeus's symbols were the thunderbolt, eagle, bull, oak, and a royal scepter. Zeus was also very well known for his many love affairs which he was pretty bad at hiding. Even though he had so many love affairs his main wife was Hera who was also his sister. Some more siblings of Zeus is Demeter, Hestia, and Hera also his wife. He didn't start off being the supreme ruler of the gods. He first had to defeat his father Cronus who was married to Rhea. His father Cronus was told by his mother Gaia that one of his children would overturn him. Therefore whenever Rhea gave birth to a child Cronus would swallow them, but Rhea out of love hid Zeus from Cronus. When Zeus was fully grown up he went to Mount Olympus to confront his father and overthrow him.

After that was done his brothers Poseidon and Hades were given their own spots basically. Poseidon became the ruler of the sea. Hades on the other hand became the ruler of the underworld (dead). Zeus is known for wielding the lightning bolt which he hurls at evil. Zeus was a pretty major god obviously since he is the god of all gods. Zeus played many small roles in the Odyssey as well. He allowed Athena to help Odysseus get back home to Ithaca. He also allowed Aeolus to gift Odysseus a bag of wind but sadly his crew let their greed get the best of them and put them miles off course. He let Poseidon god of the sea interfere with Odysseus's journey to make sure he never gets home because Odysseus blinded one of Poseidon's Cyclops. Zeus did not play many...