Zeus Family Tree  

Zeus was the supreme king and an Olympian. His parents were Titans, and they were Cronus and Rhea. Zeus was the only offspring that Cronus could not swallow at the time of his birth. This was because Rhea presented a stone wrapped up in a cloth. Then Rhea spirited away Zeus to the island of Crete where he was brought up by a nymph.

When Zeus grew up, he was given a potion by his mother. He tricked his father into drinking the potion and this caused Cronus to vomit out all the children that he had swallowed. The children emerged fully grown. Then Zeus with the help of his siblings, namely Hades, Hestia, Hera, Demeter and Poseidon, waged a war against the Titans. They drove them out and took over the reins. During this war, Zeus was also helped by some Titans.

According to Greek mythology, Zeus was quite promiscuous even though he was married to Hera. He had many offsprings from Hera and his affairs.

Here is a brief look at Zeus' family tree:

Agdistis, a hermaphroditic god
Aigipan, offspring of Zeus and Aix
Alatheia, goddess of truth
Aphrodite, goddess of love
Ares, god of war and son of Zeus and Hera
Apollo, god of music, healing and prophecy
Artemis, goddess of hunting and Zeus' daughter who was born without a mother
Athena, goddess of war craft
Dike, goddess of justice
Asopos, the god of Asopos River
Hebe, the goddess of youth
Harmonia, the goddess of harmony
Persephone, the daughter born from the union between Demeter and Zeus
Hercules, son born from the union between Zeus and a mortal woman named Alcmene

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Zeus-Symbols      According to Greek mythology, Zeus is considered as the ultimate god. He was the king of gods and resided on Mount Olympus. He is the god of the sky, weather and seasons. He was the one who made the sun and the moon come and change days into years. He always carried a bright shield with an eagle on his hand. He also had the goddess of victory, Nike, on his right hand. More..




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