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Zeus (Jupiter)
(myth) Greece- Rome


King of gods


ZeusZeusIn Greek and Roman mythology, he is the king of the gods. He was the son of Kronos, whom he overthrew. His brthers and sisters included Demeter, Hades, Hera, and Poseidon. He ate his pregnant first wife Metis (goddess of wisdom), fearing their child (Athena) would be greaer than himself. His second wife was Hera, but he also fathered children by other women and goddesses.

The offsprings, either gods and goddesses, or godlike humans, included Apollo, Artemis, Castor and Pollydeuces/Pollux, Dionysus, Hebe, Heracles, Hermes, Minos, Perseus, Persephone. As the supreme god he dispensed good and evil and was the father and ruler of all mankind. His emblems are the thunderbold and aegis (shield), reppresenting the thunder cloud.

He also loved boys and youths, the most known being his male cupbearer Ganymede (sometimes called "Catamitus" - origin of the word 'catamite'). In ancient material, he is transgendered as Zeus Arrhenothelus, both mother and father.


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