*~ȧ¢åþê £rðm ï† Äll~*


 
HomeWelcomeCalendarGalleryFAQSearchUsergroupsRegisterLog in
*~Please be sure either when or before you join, read the Rules and the RolePlay Tutorial and leave comments if you have any questions. Thank you~*
+Wêl¢ðmê †ð Öñ¢ê ßêñ: A RolePlaying Dimension. Let your cravings wander and let to be free+
Mðñ†hl¥ Vð†ïñg ²Ø¹¹
Äþrïl ²Ø¹¹
RolePlay of the Month
Couple of the Month
Character of the Month
Similar topics
Rðlêþlå¥ ð£ †hê Mðñ†h
Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!
Çðµþlê 𣠆hê Mðñ†h
Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!
Çhår墆êr 𣠆hê Mðñ†h
Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» My hotmail inbox and when im in emails, wont stop refreshing?
Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:21 am by mianmani

» RolePlaying 104: Creating Your RolePlay
Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:21 am by mianmani

» TRAMADOL no rx saturday delivery
Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:21 am by mianmani

» RolePlaying 105: RolePlay Terminology
Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:20 am by mianmani

» RolePlaying 103: Godmodding+What it is and Why it's Bad
Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:19 am by mianmani

» It's not gunna hurt...is it?
Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:53 pm by vulpes

» Face behind the screen
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:35 pm by Im_a_wolf_lover

» Doing Online High School Diploma
Sat May 26, 2012 3:35 am by raisaboniifacio

» Toby's Character List
Sat May 26, 2012 3:34 am by raisaboniifacio

» Giving You A Warm Hello!
Sat May 26, 2012 3:31 am by raisaboniifacio

» Bloodline Distractions
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:29 pm by Im_a_wolf_lover

» The start of the end
Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:04 am by Leikaysha-rae

Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password

Share | 
 

 Zeus

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Zeus   Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:07 pm



Zeus (pronounced /ˈzuːs/; Ancient Greek: Ζεύς, pronounced zdeus; Modern Greek: Δίας) is the King of the Gods in Greek mythology.[3] Zeus was viewed as a king who oversaw the universe. In Hesiod's Theogony, he assigns the various gods their roles. In the Homeric Hymns he is referred to as the chieftain of the gods. He is also called the "Father of Gods and men", according to Hesiod's Theogony. He ruled the Olympians of Mount Olympus in ways representative as both a father as head of the family and a king. He was the god of sky and thunder in Greek mythology. His symbols are the thunderbolt, eagle, bull, and oak. In addition to his Indo-European inheritance, the classical "cloud-gatherer" also derives certain iconographic traits from the cultures of the Ancient Near East, such as the scepter. 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.



Zeus was the child of Cronus and Rhea, and the youngest of his siblings. In most traditions he was married to Hera, although, at the oracle of Dodona, his consort was Dione: according to the Iliad, he is the father of Aphrodite by Dione.[2] He is 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, Minos, and the Muses (by Mnemosyne); by Hera, he is usually said to have fathered Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus.[4]

In Greek, the god's name is Ζεύς Zeús /zdeús/ or /dzeús/ (Modern Greek /'zefs/) in the nominative case and Διός Diós in the genitive case. The earliest forms of the name are the Mycenaean Greek di-we and di-wo, written in Linear b syllabic script.[5] Zeus Roman counterpart was Jupiter and his Etruscan counterpart Tinia. In Hindu mythology his counterpart was Indra with ever common weapon as thunderbolt, which he could hold like a staff.
Back to top Go down
 
Zeus
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Hito-Hito no Mi: Moderu Zeus
» Nightken's lightning magic
» Inside the Cabin
» Hito Hito no Mi: Moderu Raijin
» Emily Armstrong

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
*~ȧ¢åþê £rðm ï† Äll~* :: †hê £åñ†å§¥ Gålåx¥ :: Myth + Lore :: Myth + Lore Facts :: Greek Mythology-
Jump to: