Zeus was the King of the Gods and the god of the sky, weather, law and order, destiny and fate, and kingship. Zeus is one of the six children of the king and queen of Titans, Kronos and Rhea. Foretold that Kronos would be overthrown by one of his own, he swallowed his children to prevent this. Zeus however, was hidden in a cave by his mother Rhea. She instead gave Kronos a swaddled stone to swallow, and when Zeus was grown, he freed his siblings and killed Kronos to become King of the Gods. Zeus is associated with the thunderbolt.
In Roman mythology his name is Jupiter.
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Greek mythology remains one of the most popular and epic mythologies in existence today. For centuries, Greek tales and tragedies have enchanted the world and this continues to be the case. Greek mythologies revolve around gods, heroes, and rituals that the ancient Greek followed and most of these were considered to be true. These myths explained many elements of the natural and physical world and phenomena that were in existence.
These myths also had some more somber tales and legends that were meant to serve as warnings of what could befall those who fall suit to more negative personality traits. These myths also served as a connection to religion in ancient Greece. These fables explained how gods originated, their lives, afterlife and other elements of living. And ultimately, the myths also served as a reminder of the past-ancestors, wars, and exploration. These myths have been immortalized in the literature and arts of many different regions, leading to its continuing popularity.
Roman Mythology is based on Greek Mythology for this reason we added a Roman name translation to a large number of gods and goddesses.