ZEUS - STRONGEST OF OLYMPIANS




Origin


Previous blog was about Poseidon, so many of you may have thought that why he wrote about Poseidon rather than Zeus first because Poseidon was in Medusa blog. Zeus is a another Olympian god of Greek Mythology and said to be strongest among all and he is a god of lightning, and he is son of Cronus and Rhea and brother of Hestia, Hades, Hera, Poseidon and Demeter and he was strongest among them all and about his son and daughter Zeus had 4 children but the among them there were only 7 were Olympians and they were Ares, Apollo, Artemis, Athena, Aphrodite, Hermes and Dionysus and Zeus family tree is most interesting because he is the only one who has this many kids and his wives are even consist of his sisters and about that we will discuss later.



First reference ever


About the reference of Zeus it is pretty much same like it begins nearly around 3500 years but this story is adopted from tales of Minoan civilization who are nearly 5000 years old, so that's why i decided that with some information of first reference i will tell you some interesting information like do you know that Zeus father Cronus intended to eat him alive because every child before Zeus got eaten by Cronus because he used to fear by thinking that they will take overthrow him so that's why when Zeus born his mother Rhea send him to Gaia(goddess of Earth in Greek mythology) to raise him in secret, so in future he will overthrow Cronus and will even beat titans that's why Zeus is the oldest among his all siblings though he was not first child of Cronus and Rhea.


Zeus wives and his incident with his mother


Zeus has total 7 wives and they are Metis, Themis, Mnemosyne, Eurynome, Demeter, Leto and Hera. Demeter and Hera are his sisters and Hera is his longest running wife and how many kids they have that matter is pretty confusing because different information you will get from different sources, but anyway you know now that Zeus have 7 wives and 54 children. Now let's talk about the incident of Zeus with his mother, so Zeus was pretty fond of her mother in inappropriate way and thus he pursued her, but she refuse and try to escape by changing her into serpent, but he also changed him to serpent and later she become Demeter and I hope this surprises you but it is true and they had daughter named Persephone and that's all.


Zeus war with titans


Titans in Greek mythology were the Preolympian gods which even includes Cronus and Rhea and there were six male titans include Cronus and six female titans include Rhea and they all were children of Uranus(god of sky in Greek mythology) and Gaia(goddess of Earth in Greek mythology) and here Cronus mated with oldest sister Rhea and they have kids, and until the birth of Zeus Cronus ate all of them because he had fear that they will overthrown him and then Rhea sent Zeus to Gaia and then he overthrew Cronus when he came back and this is how Olympians beat titans and Zeus fulfilled the expectations of Rhea and that's all about Zeus war of titans.


Source with big reference of Zeus


This section is little bit of different because here i am going to talk about only one source which has a great reference of Zeus and many Olympian gods and that is the anime Record of Ragnarok and i am giving strong suggestion to watch if you are interested in gods and many seasons yet to come and you can even read manga of it and you will get pretty much to know and it has even info about Valkyries, Indian god and Shiva and many much more ,so i hope you will watch it, and that's all for today, and thanks for reading i really appreciate if you read up to here, and see you later in next blog!!










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