Zeus Greek god

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Zeus was the supreme god of the Olympians. He is the ruler of the sky. He is represented by the eagle and the thunderbolt. He could control the weather, clouds and wind. Zeus is represented as the god of justice and mercy, the protector f the weak, and the punisher of the wicked.

Cronus was Zeus's father. Poseidon and Hades were Zeus's older brothers. Zeus was the youngest son. Cronus was overthrew by Zeus and his brothers. Zeus then became ruler of the sky, Poseidon was ruler of the sea, and became ruler of the underworld.

Zeus's wife was Hera. Hera was also his sister. Hera did not have all of his children though. Zeus had many children. He had 38 immortal children. Only five of them were from his "legal" wives. His children were Athene, Ares, Hephaistos, Hebe, Ailithyia, Aphrodite, Persephone, Hermes, Dionysos, Erse, Hekate, the twins Apollon and Artemis, the three Fates, Eunomie, Dike, Eiren, Harmonia, Pan, Epaphos, and there were a lot more.

He also had mortal children. Zeus had around 32 mortal kids. Most were leaders of greek nations.

There are lots of things that kind of symbols of Zeus. One is the eagle. The eagle symbolizes his authority over the sky. The thunder is the power he has and the fair punishment he gives to people. His shield is called Aigida. It is made from leather of some goat called Amalheia. It is supposed to represent the protection that Zeus gives to the weak. The bull is his power and so is the lightning bolt. The olive tree represents all the good things he gave to humans.

Ever since he was born he had to fight for what he's got. His first battle was with his dad. Kronos was eating...