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Transcript of Zeus
Sphere of influence
Parts of social life like, hospitality and oaths
Seen as "Father of gods and mortals"
Zeus and Leda
Leda was a queen of Sparta, who was seduced by Zeus in the form of a swan. she laid two eggs, each of which contained one child of Zeus, Polydeukes in one and Helene in the other and one child sired by her mortal husband, Kastor and Klytaimnestra.
Cronus and Zeus
Cronus took his sister, Rhea, as his wife after defeating his father. He was warned by his parents that his own child would likely overthrow him, so, he swallowed the first five of Rhea’s children. Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon. When Rhea had her sixth child, Zeus, she prayed for help and Mother Earth helped her save her son. Rhea tricked Cronus and gave him a stone to swallow instead of the baby. When the sixth child, Zeus, came of age, he made war on Cronus, and won. In the process, tricking his father into throwing up his siblings.
Zeus and Ganymedes
Ganymedes was a handsome, young Trojan prince who was carried off to heaven by Zeus in the form of an eagle.The god took a liking to the young boy and kept him to be the god's lover and cup-bearer of the gods. Ganymedes also received a place amongst the stars as the constellation Aquarius.
Roman and Greek Differences
Attributes in Art
Both Zeus and Jupiter are pretty much identical to each other. Besides their names the greek is Zeus and the roman Jupiter, Iupiter, Jove Iovis, or Diespiter. Both were seen as fathers and were the king of the gods.
He was depicted as a regal man, mature with a sturdy figure and a dark beard.
Jupiter, Iupiter, Jove, Iovis, or Diespiter
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"Zeus (Greek God)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2013. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/656752/Zeus>.
Zeus would be a carbon copy of Barney Stinson from How I met your Mother. He would be a rich CEO of some huge company, but not really do much more than gossip. Then every night Zeus would "suit up" and go out to be with girls.