Pantheon - Zeus Picture
Zeus - King of the Gods and God of Thunder and Lightning, All-powerful ruler. The son of the Titans Cronos and Rhea, he was the only of their children not to be swallowed by his father. Cronos swallowed his children in fear of the prophecy that he would bear a son who would overthrow him. When Rhea gave birth to Zeus, she instead gave Cronos a stone wrapped in a baby's blanket, and he swallowed it, believing it was his son. Zeus was raised in secret, and returned when he was an adult, forcing his father to throw his brothers and sisters back up. He is the most famous for his numerous lovers, both male and female, and the forms he would take to seduce him. When one lover demanded he show her his true form, he finally relented, and the sheer power and radiance he held in his true form was enough to completely destroy the woman.