Zeus (Jupiter/Jove), supreme ruler of the universe, originally god of thunder and the thunderbolt.
Zeus’ name contains the root for ‘sky’ or ‘day’ in a number of languages (Latin dies) and the word ‘God’ (Latin dues).
In Greek Mythology, Zeus was the god of gods. Well-known for controlling thunder & lightning, wearing a white robe and boasting a thick grey beard, kinda like my image of God.
"Zeus is not God, you pagan."
King of the Greek Gods, NOT God of the Gods. The other Greek Gods did not worship Zeus.
I am Zeus, King of the Greek Gods.
The most bad ass of all gods. Represents all that is powerful, lightning, crushing people, victory, and swag. Zeus is patron god of seniors and almighty protector of Lance Armstrong.
Zeus kills with an all powerful fury.
The divine name of the leader of the ancient '''Greek''' pantheon; '''Not''' preserved by Roman Catholicism in the "Latin-derived bastardizations" of the Hebrew name Yeshua, and not adopted at all by Christianity.
The Hispanic pronunciation of Jesus is "hay-soos", because that is exactly how it looks to someone who speaks spanish.
Jesus in English is pronounced phonetically as well, which is why we say "jee-zuss", and any idiot who thinks the French ''je'' is pronounced "jee" needs to go back to high school.
In Greece they spell Zeus, ''Dias''
the greatest of all of the Greek gods
Zeus was the god of the sky, and therefore ruled everything below him. So, he ruled everything. Except the Sun, the Moon, Tartaros (Hell) and the Sea.
Cronus sired several children by Rhea: Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon, but swallowed them all as soon as they were born, since he had learned from Gaia and Uranus that he was destined to be overcome by his own son as he had overthrown his own father— an oracle that Zeus was to hear and avert. But when Zeus was about to be born, Rhea sought Gaia to devise a plan to save him, so that Cronus would get his retribution for his acts against Uranus and his own children. Rhea gave birth to Zeus in Crete, handing Cronus a rock wrapped in swaddling clothes, which he promptly swallowed.
Rhea hid Zeus in a cave on Mount Ida in Crete. According to varying versions of the story:
He was then raised by Gaia.
He was raised by a goat named Amalthea, while a company of Kouretes— soldiers, or smaller gods— danced, shouted and clashed their spears against their shields so that Cronus would not hear the baby's cry. He was raised by a nymph named Adamanthea. Since Cronus ruled over the Earth, the heavens and the sea, she hid him by dangling him on a rope from a tree so he was suspended between earth, sea and sky and thus, invisible to his father.
He was raised by a nymph named Cynosura. In gratitude, Zeus placed her among the stars.
He was raised by Melissa, who nursed him with goat's-milk and honey.
He was raised by a shepherd family under the promise that their sheep would be saved from wolves.
Laurel-wreathed head of Zeus on a gold stater, Lampsacus, c 360-340 BC (Cabinet d...