Friday, February 25, 2005


Greek Mythology

Name: Zeus
Domain: Ruler of the Greek gods.
Weapon: A lightning bolt.


In Greek Mythology Zeus was the son of the titan Cronus. Cronus devoured his children because it was prophesied that one of his children would overthrow his rule. Zeus survived because his mother tricked Cronus. Zeus grew up and overthrew the titans. Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades drew lots to see who would control each domain. Zeus won the honor of becoming the supreme lord of the Greek gods.

Zeus' wife was Hera. She was not interested in him originally, but he tricked her, then took advantage of her. Hera did not want to let it be known that Zeus had disgraced her so she agreed to marry him. Zeus was famous for his many affairs which produced offspring such as Hercules.