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Zeus (old-Greek Ζεύς, again-GreekΔίας;Slide, Roman Jupiter), son of the Kronos and the Rhea (goddess of flowing), is the highest olympic God in the Greek mythology and more powerfully than all other Greek Gods together. Over it only (personifizierte) the fate stood -its daughters, the Moiren - also it had itself to add them.
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the birth and the seizure of power of the Zeus
Kronos devoured all its children the birth, since it had fear, these could it entmachten right after, as it its father Uranos had entmachtet.Therefore Rhea Zeus brought in secret on the world, i.e. in a cave of the IDA mountains on Crete. The Kronos gave she a stone wound into a diaper to eat. When Kronos itself thereupon a Brechmittel of Rhea let give,since the stone was indigestible for a God also, it spat also the other children as well as the stone out. Zeus was supplied in the meantime by the goat (after others of the Nymphe ) Amaltheia and by the Kureten protected.
He fell his father after heavy fights with him and its brothers and sisters, the Titanen. Zeus became thereby from the Kyklopen from which he received also lightning and thunder, and which Hekatoncheiren supports. After Zeus the Titanen inhe had fallen, had the Tartaros still with the giants and the typhoon to fight. But also in these fights Zeus was victorious and it could with its brothers the world domination begin. It by lot skies and earth were, Poseidonthe sea and Hades the underworld been assigned.
children of the Zeus
Zeus with its sister Hera was married, with which he several children, among other things Hephaistos, which God of the forging art had. But it had also manyDear shanks, among other things with the goddess Leto, a daughter of the Titanen Koios, which bore it Apollon, God of the light and the music, and kind-badly, goddess welfare-bringing of nature and the hunt, or Leda, of thathe the Dioskuren Kastor (Castor) and Polydeukes (pole lux) got, in addition, many Nymphen, halfGod inside and mortal ones. This dear shanks were never from duration, particularly because of Heras of excessive jealousy. Around the children, who developed from these side jumps (among other things Herakles,the beautiful Helena), he worried however. The only dear shank of duration was probably to the king son the Ganymed. This was so beautiful that Zeus kidnapped him in shape of an eagle on the Olymp. There it served it asMouth-give. Zeus got two of its daughters even without biological assistance of a woman:Aphrodite, the goddess of the beauty and the love, got out of the sea foam, and its favourite daughter Athene, the goddess of the wisdom, rose from the seat of his intelligence. Butalso different Gods go on its account, like Dionysos, the God of the Weines, the goddess iris, which than ambassador guaranteed communication between humans and Gods, or Hermes, the God messenger.
Often Zeus had with the generation of itsChildren per different shape (bull, swan, golden rain among other things) accepted:
the oldest and first Zeus Orakel famous in the antique onewas in the Eichenhain of Dodona. Also in Olympia it gave a Zeus Orakel; here the Zeus was admired olympios. To Crete cults referred to its birth and childhood with excavating and birth cults.
Zeus was admired as all God, asthinking fire, which penetrates everything, as a father of the Gods and humans, as God of the weather, as fate God u.v.m.
Zeus in the forming arts
those probablyMost well-known representation of the Zeus is those Kolossalstatue of the Phidias today any longer not received in Olympia. Further there is numerous representation of Zeus as a Krieger with the attribute of the lightning bundle or with the Szepter throne-ends as a God father.
Zeus, itsName is related with the German word Zierde, is culturally related to the God Thor from the Germanic mythology.
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