Zeus Picture

Zeus, in Greek mythology, the king of the gods, ruler of Mount Olympus and the god of sky and thunder. His symbols are the thunderbolt, eagle, bull and oak. Besides its obvious Indo-European heritage, the classic heap of clouds, "as he was known, also has certain iconographic traits derived from cultures of the ancient Near East, as the scepter. Zeus was often shown by Greek artists in one of two poses: standing, leaning forward, with a radius in his right hand raised, or sitting in majestic pose.
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