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The Leader of All Species: Zeus

This Article was written by Paul Mestermann, Year 7- as part of his new series: Mythical Mondays

Zeus, the son of Cronus and Rhea was born in Crete, Greece and is the God of the sky and thunder. He is the leader of all species in the Greek Mythology and possesses the power to throw lighting bolts as well as being able to control the weather, causing rain and storms. He is able to shape shift, mimic the voices of other people perfectly and turn anyone he is angry with into animals. (Pro tip: You might want to stay on his 'good' side.)

Although he was the leader of all gods, he was the youngest child of Cronus and Rhea and the only one that hadn’t gotten swallowed by his own father- who had been told that he would be overthrown by his own children, therefore trying to avoid his fate. However, Zeus gave him an emetic, causing him to throw up his own children. Zeus, Poseidon and Hades bonded together to then take the titan down. Zeus later got married to his sister, Hera but had multiple love affairs. He had 26 children in total, some of which include; the twins, Apollo and Artemis, Athena who was born through his head, Persephone, Hephaestus, Hebe, Ares, Eileithyia, Dionysus and many more.

Key Characteristics:

  • Powerful

  • Leader

  • Resilient

  • Creative

  • Cunning

If he were an animal, he would be:

A Golden Eagle because it is actually his own bird

If he were a teacher he would be:

Mr. Cashin because they are both leaders

If he were a Disney princess he would be:

Pocahontas because they can both warp wind

If he were a country he would be:

Canada because it is the windiest country

Mythical Tales:

There once was a mighty battle between the God, Zeus and the Monster, Typhon- based on Mount Etna. Typhon attempted to overthrow Zeus for reign of all harmony. They both fought a brutal battle, however Zeus finally won with the help of his thunderbolts. Defeated, Typhon was casted into the pits of Tartarus (prison of the titans.)


*KEY* Characters mentioned:

Rhea (goddess of motherhood), Cronus (king of the Titans), Poseidon (god of oceans), Hades (god of the underworld), Hera (goddess of marriage), Apollo (god of the sun), Artemis (goddess of the moon), Athena (goddess of wisdom), Persephone (goddess of vegetation), Hephaestus (god of fire), Hebe (goddess of youth), Ares (god of war), Eileithyia (goddess of childbirth) and Dionysus (god of wine), Typhon ( A monster rumored to have 100 dragon heads).


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