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Transcript of Zeus
By: Haley, Zoe, Rebekah, & Ariel
Zeus and the Greedy Ant
You know what ants are? Right? Well long ago there was no ants, like the ones we have. An ant long ago used to be a hardworking man that worked out in the fields all day, and even though he did work, he basically stole off his neighbor.
Zeus didn't like the man's greed, so he turned him into an ant. As you know ants always steal food, so the man didn't change his ways. He still walks around in fields stealing other peoples food, and keeping it for himself.
Shows, and Books
When people think of Zeus, they probably get the impression of him from television if they don't know anything about him.
Zeus is in movies like:
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief(unknown)
Zeus: King of gods
The Greek Gods
After defeating Kronos, Zeus and his brothers--Poseidon and Hades-- drew lots to see who would control which parts of the world.
Zeus had two older brothers Poseidon and Hades, he also had three older sisters Hestia, Hera, Demeter
Zeus married his sister Hera, she was the goddess of marriage and monogamy
Zeus had many love affairs while married to Hera so he was the father to many children
He was the Lord of Justice
Zeus was very strong and imposing and he had long curly hair
Zeus in the Percy Jackson series and spinoff
Some people have gained knowledge of ancient Greek culture through the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" and "Herpes of Olympus" series. They are both series of books with a base in Greek mythology, and Zeus is featured on both. They are notable for providing the young with knowledge of Greece.
When Zeus was born, his father, Kronos planned on eating him, like he did to his other 5 children.
His Mother Rhea fed his dad a rock.
Zeus grew up raised by Nymphs
Zeus killed his father and his siblings emerged fully grown from Kronos' stomach.
Neither Poseidon nor Hades, nor even Zeus could claim the earth, because Gaea--the earth itself-- was too powerful.
While Poseidon became the god of the sea, and Hades became the god of the Underworld, Zeus became the god of the heavens and thus the ruler of the gods. He is the god of the sky and the heavens, and is also considered the god of rain
Although he has more power over the other gods, and although he is often seen as the most powerful, his brothers' powers are equal to his in magnitude.
These are ancient ruins found in Greece
This is what the outside structure might have looked like
They were very fond of columns and architectural details
The homes were made mostly of stone and brick structure
Houses in Greece
"Greek Gods Family Tree"
WHAT IS ZEUS KNOWN FOR? (You may ask...?)
Long Division: Who Gets What?
"Olympian Gods » Zeus, the King of the Gods." <i>Greek god Zeus, the King of the Gods and Ruler of Mankind</i>. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Nov. 2013. <http://www.greek-gods.info/greek-gods/zeus/>.
("The Big Three")
"Popular Zeus Books." Popular Zeus Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Nov. 2013. <http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/zeus>.
"Zeus." IMDb. IMDb.com, n.d. Web. 4 Nov. 2013. <http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0000553
Zeus is known for being the leader of Mount Olympus, and thus, the other gods. He is also the god of storm, the sky, lightning, rain and other sky-associated things
Although he is married, he is famous for his many, MANY affairs-- with mortals and immortals. He has MANY children.
n/a. <i>The Big Three NEW SCAN</i>. N.d. Conceptual, N/A. <i>Devianart</i>. Web. 4 Nov. 2013.
Zeus is also well known for punishing the liars and oath-breakers of the human world.
Zeus was a stud muffin
He married his sister, and sired 8 major Greek gods/goddesses
He often courted females of all species, so he had a diverse range of successors
He had multiple Demigod children
See next slide for affairs of Zeus
Demigods of Zeus
Hercules (Later turned into a god)
Dionysus (Later turned into a god)
Helen of Troy
The Muses (Immortals)
The Fates (Immortals)
"Zeus." <i>Zeus</i>. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Nov. 2013. <http://www.greekmythology.com/Olympians/Zeus/zeus.html>.
Hera, his wife, was infamously jealous, which is why many of Zeus's "lady friends" died or were cursed.
The Stud Muffin of the gods?
Zeus may have been noble and powerful, but he also liked the ladies, which sort of ruins the "noble leader" image.
He was actually famous for his many affairs, partially because he was married to Hera, the goddess of marriage, who never had affairs.
(Womanizer) & (Zeus-Bust)
Zeus had a major family
Zeus did not discriminate based on species.. To be perfectly frank, he didn't care if you were human, immortal, nymph-- he just liked the ladies.
Famous Lovers of Zeus
Europa: After having a dream about two continents arguing over her, Europa was seen by Zeus. He gave himself the appearance of a bull and abducted her.
Lieff. ants. N.d. ant, google. Searching for the mind. Web. 5 Nov. 2013.
Connor , Nancy. "Classical Mythology." <i>Zeus's Love Affairs -</i>. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Nov. 2013. <http://www.netplaces.com/classical-mythology/zeus-and-hera-a-marriage-made-in-heaven/zeuss-love-affairs.htm>.
This is what the outside
of Zeus's home would
have looked like, and is perhaps similar to how the Greeks imagined Mount Olympus.
"Europa." Europa. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Nov. 2013.
unknown. "GREEK MYTHOLOGY POLLS." <i>Greek-Gods.Info- Greek Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece</i>. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Nov. 2013. <http://www.greek-gods.info/>.
Conclusion: What we've Learned
Rebekah- Zeus was a Ladies man and the father of many, many children
Ariel- His dad ate his siblings and a rock.
Zoe- Zeus was actually kind of a creepy guy, and if he were a real person in today's day and age, I would be terrified.
Haley- Zeus apparently looks like a rock
Io: Zeus fell i love with her, and attempted to hide his affair from Hera with clouds. Hera got suspicious, Zeus turned Io into a heifer (cow), and Hera took it as a gift. Zeus sent Hermes to save Io, and Hermes killed Argus, Io's many-eyed guard, and Io was freed. Later after she became human, she gave birth to Hercules, who would later save Prometheus who gave her hope.
Callisto was a huntress of Artemis, and thus had taken a vow of chastity. Zeus came to her as the image of Artemis and took advantage of her. Callisto was turned into a bear, although no one was sure who did it.As further punishment, era d Artemis slay the bear. Zeus put Callisto and her son in the sky as the constellations of the bears.
. N.p.. Web. 6 Nov 2013. <http://www.greek-gods.info/greek-gods/zeus/stories/zeus-and-the-greedy-ant/>.
"Callisto." www.greekmythology.com. N.p.. Web. 6 Nov 2013. <http://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/The_Myths/Zeus_s_Lovers/Callisto_/callisto_.html>.
"Io." www.greekmythology.com. N.p.. Web. 6 Nov 2013. <http://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/The_Myths/Zeus_s_Lovers/Io_/io_.html>.
"FAMILY OF ZEUS : Greek mythology." <i>FAMILY OF ZEUS : Greek mythology</i>. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Nov. 2013. <http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/ZeusFamily.html>.
"Stoicism and the Art of Happiness." <i>Stoicism and the Art of Happiness</i>. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Nov. 2013. <http://philosophy-of-cbt.com/2012/12/06/the-stoic-teachings-of-zeus/>.
"Womanizer Cards & More." Womanizer Cards, Womanizer Card Templates, Postage, Invitations, Photocards & More. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Nov. 2013. <http://www.zazzle.com/womanizer+cards>.
"A." <i>Children of Zeus, the King of the Greek Gods</i>. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Nov. 2013. <http://www.greek-gods.info/greek-gods/zeus/zeus-children/>.
"WARNING:." Greek Gods Family Tree. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Nov. 2013. http://cmapspublic.ihmc.us/rid=1KM1L59GW-1SHSPJB-1YZB/Greek%20Gods%20Family%20Tree.cmap
de Goya, Francisco . Kronos Devouring One of his Children . N.d. n/a, n/a. WikiNut. Web. 31 Oct. 2013.
(Cronos devouring his child)
In conclusion, Zeus was the
King god of Greece, and was
shown as a powerful opponent
in Greek myths such as the