Zeus Picture

Perna Studios is very excited to announce their very first trading card set entitled Classic Mythology. This set will focus on 6 timeless Classic Mythologies that we have all come to love and enjoy during our lifetime. The mythologies spotlighted in this set are Greek, Norse, Egyptian, Celtic, Japanese and Hindu. They have an impressive list of artists involved on this set working on both base/promo cards and sketch cards.


This piece was executed in traditional mixed medium on 5X7 illustration board.

Zeus – Greek Mythology – Zeus was the "Father of Gods and men" who ruled the Olympians of Mount Olympus as a father ruled the family. He was the God of the Sky, Thunder and Lightning in Greek mythology. Zeus was the child of Cronus and Rhea, and the youngest of his siblings. Zeus was married to his sister Hera and known for his erotic escapades. These resulted in many godly and heroic offspring, including Athena, Apollo and Artemis, Hermes, Persephone (by Demeter), Dionysus, Perseus, Heracles, Helen of Troy, Minos, and the Muses (by Mnemosyne); by Hera, he is usually said to have fathered Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus. Some of Zeus’s symbols include the thunderbolt, eagle, bull, and oak. Zeus is frequently depicted by Greek artists in one of two poses: standing, striding forward, with a thunderbolt leveled in his raised right hand, or seated in majesty.
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