Zeus Picture

Joel Edgerton as Zeus

King and father of the gods, the ruler of Mount Olympus and the god of the sky, weather, thunder, lightning, law, order, and justice.

Zeus, Greek god of the sky was the supreme ruler of Mount Olympus and all the other Greek gods and goddesses of the Olympian pantheon. Zeus was also responsible for bringing (or not, if he so chose) rain, drought, and thunderstorms. No one dared to challenge the authority of the mighty Zeus since he was prone to release his fearsome thunderbolts to express his displeasure.

The birth of Zeus was to be a fateful event . . . and it certainly was an unusual one! Sixth child of the ruling Titan Cronos and the Titaness Rhea. The mother of Cronos was Gaia, mother Earth, who predicted that one of their children would overthrow the Titans in take control of the world. Fearing that his children would overthrow him, Cronos deliberately ate his children one by one. Finally Rhea could take no more, and after the birth of her youngest son Zeus she tricked Cronos by wrapping a rock in a blanket and telling him it was his son. Of course Cronos ate the rock immediately and thought no more about it. Rhea hid Zeus from his father in a cave in Crete, where he was raised by the nymph Amalthaea. When he was fully grown, Zeus led a revolt against the Titans and won; in the process freeing his brothers and sisters from their father's stomach. Though he was the youngest, Zeus was the clear leader among his siblings, who in many myths call him “father” rather than “brother”. To make things fair he and his brothers Hades and Poseidon drew lots to determine who would rule which parts of the universe. Winning first pick Zeus chose the sky and heavens as his domain. Poseidon chose the earth and sea, and with the last choice, Hades became ruler of the Underworld.

While he was known for punishing those who did wrong (in his opinion), Zeus was known as a mostly fair and just god, who also gave many favors to those who worshiped him. Zeus regularly watched over the daily lives of both humans and the gods and was often called upon to settle arguments between them. Even as powerful as he was, Zeus had no command over the three Fates, who determined the life and death cycles of humans. He could not prevent a human from dying, but in rare circumstances he granted immortality to his most favored heroes. Zeus had no enemies that could truly challenge his power with the exception of his nemesis Typhon, the most horrifying and powerful monster in legend. When Typhon tried to take over Mount Olympus, it was the biggest battle that Zeus had faced since he freed his siblings from his father's stomach. While most of the other gods fled, Zeus held his ground and won the day, though things were never quite the same between the gods afterward.

Like all Greek divinities, Zeus was subject to pleasure, pain, grief, and anger, but he was most susceptible to the power of Eros - love, which often got the objects of his desire in a lot of trouble with his wife, Hera. His rampant unfaithfulness to his wife Hera is a very prominent theme in Greco-Roman myths, and he often placed his mistresses and even his own children in dangerous situations all in the attempt to hide his affairs. Strange as it is, he can also be incredibly jealous when it comes to his wife as depicted when he punished a mortal who once tried to court Hera. Ambitious, intelligent, persistent, and always keenly focused on his goals, the mighty Zeus looms large in the myths of the Greek gods. Whether defending the peace and political order, seducing a goddess or nymph, punishing an errant son, or doting on one of his many daughters, the Greek god Zeus was always up to something interesting.


Proudness - Zeus, as the King of the Gods, was very proud, commanding and he had a very high amount of self-respect, almost to the point of condescension and narcissism. He demanded respect and precedence from mortals, demigods, and the other gods.

Carefree - Zeus was free from anxiety or responsibility and loved to laugh out loud.

Caring - Zeus does have a respectable side. He does, indeed, love his children, but he couldn't show much love as the other gods did as he was the leader and he had to set an example.

Capable leader - Although Zeus was the enforcer of justice and law, he does not provide the best moral example. He was, at times, extremely paranoid, as well as self-centered and easily insulted.

Scared Symbols and Animals

- Because of his status as the god of thunder and lightning. These thunderbolt also allow him to control the weather and allow him to destroy or kill whatever he dislikes.

Aegis - A powerful shield that he used before he gave it to his favored daughter, Athena.

Set of Scales - Showing him as a god of justice and law.

Oak Tree - Oak tends to be a very sturdy and strong material, symbolizing Zeus as stable and protective.

Eagle - The eagle showed Zeus as a powerful and royal god. Also, because eagles are often seen in sunlight, they symbolize Zeus as being pure and courageous. Eagles are also known for the excellent vision, symbolizing that Zeus saw all.

Wolf - A powerful creature of the land that is highly respected and feared.

None of this information belongs or have been written by me, expect for the casting face claim. They belong to these sources:

Greek Mythology Wikia/Zeus
Camp Half Wikia/Zeus
Gods and Monsters website/Zeus
Men, Myths and Minds/Zeus

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