Discover the legends and myths and religious beliefs surrounding this famous Greek god, Zeus, with these fast, fun facts about Zeus for all of you. Fact 1: He was the god of the sky and the heavens and referred to as King of the gods and men Fact 2: The names of his parents were Crocus and Rhea Fact 3: He was one of the 12 Olympian gods who resided on the summit of Mount Olympus Fact 4: He is believed to have been born in a cave on Mount Ida on the island of Crete Fact S: Crocus, his father, believed that he would be betrayed and replaced by is own children.
He therefore kept eating his children. Rhea gave birth to Zeus and tricked her husband by substituting the baby with a swaddled rock. Crocus ate the rock believing he had disposed of another threat to his rule. Fact 6: Zeus vanquished his father and released his siblings, who were still living in the stomach of Crocus Fact 7: His older brothers were Poseidon and Hades who ruled the sea and the underworld Pact 8: He was revered as protector of the vague and punisher of the wicked but his punishments could be severe.
Prometheus stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mortals. As a terrible punishment he condemned Prometheus to having his liver eaten by a giant eagle Fact 9: When he abducted Europe, his brother, Poseidon, calmed the waves of the sea to help Zeus, trying to escape. Fact 10: He was on the side of the Trojan in the Trojan War. In the ‘Deception of Zeus’ his wife, Hear, deceived and distracted him, enabling the Greeks to obtain the upper hand during the Trojan War.
Fact 1 1: He had the power to transform his shape, and often did so in order to omelet a seduction Fact 12: He was famous for seducing Lead in the guise to a swan. He seduced Europe in the guise of a bull and Antoine in the guise Of a satyr. Fact 13: His mother Rhea incited the Gigantic (a race to giants) to rebel against the Olympian gods who were victorious in the Battle of the Giants, called the Gigantically Pact 14: His long list of lovers included Antoine, Socialist, Danna, Europe, Electra, Tagged, Nibble, 10, Smell, Themes, Lead, Let, Maria, Moneys, Demeter and Elegance
Fact 15: Aided by the Cyclopes, Hyphenates (Vulcan) manufactured the pennons of Zeus, the dreadful thunderbolts, whose frightful power none could Withstand Fact 16: One Of the horns Of the goat Maltase, broken Off by Zeus, and supposed to possess the power of filling itself with whatsoever its owner desired. Fact 17: The aegis, a protective buckler shield shown in the following picture, was also an attribute of the god. The facts about Zeus cannot be complete without the Olympian Gods Family Tree and the genealogy of these ancient deities.