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Zeus

"Zeus (British English /zjuːs/, North American English /zuːs/; Ancient Greek: Ζεύς, Zeús [zdeǔ̯s]) is the sky and thunder god in ancient Greek religion, who rules as king of the gods of Mount Olympus. His name is cognate with the first element of his Roman equivalent Jupiter. His mythologies and powers are similar, though not identical, to those of Indo-European deities such as Jupiter, Perkūnas, Perun, Indra and Thor.

Zeus is the child of Cronus and Rhea, the youngest of his siblings to be born, though sometimes reckoned the eldest as the others required disgorging from Cronus´s stomach. In most traditions, he is married to Hera, by whom he is usually said to have fathered Ares, Hebe, and Hephaestus. At the oracle of Dodona, his consort was said to be Dione, by whom the Iliad states that he fathered Aphrodite.[12] Zeus was also infamous for his erotic escapades. These resulted in many divine and heroic offspring, including Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, Persephone, Dionysus, Perseus, Heracles, Helen of Troy, Minos, and the Muses." - (en.wikipedia.org 22.10.2019)

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Lover of Io
father of Epaphus [son of], Io [mother of]
father of Athena
brother of Poseidon [brother of], Hades [brother of]

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Was depicted (Actor) Zeus
Template creation Timotheos
Was depicted (Actor) Europa

[Relation to person or institution] Zeus
[Relation to person or institution] Ptolemaic dynasty

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