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Inside the compilation of mythical stories of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table retold by Roger Green and Heroes Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths two major characters in each story that could be expressed in similar and contrasting ways are Arthur the king and head of the knights of the Round Table and Zeus the supreme leader of all gods and mortals Similar resemblances that can be found in both is their shadowy lineage their major mortal flaws and their nature to journey on epic quests Even though they were very similar in some aspects the two were also very different in other means Arthur is much more kind to his people and cares about them while Zeus does not view his subjects as worthy of him and treats them unjustly An additional difference is Arthur is more mild and not taking harsh action all the time though Zeus is known for being severe There are many similarities as well as differences that are attributed to these two mythical characters Arthur and Zeus can be noted for their mysterious childhood and ways they were treated at infancy Both had prophesies of prosperity that led them into adulthood When Arthur was born Uther Pendragon the leader of the Britons killed a man and married his wife Igrayne Uther and Igrayne had one child but not much longer after it was born Merlin the enchanter took him away Soon after the boy was placed in the arms of Sir Ector a noble knight Later the youth pulled the sword out of a stone that proclaimed that he was the king of all Britain This young man would later on grow up to be King Arthur Not unlike Arthur Zeus also had a unnatural background Before Zeus was born there was a prophecy that stated that Cronos the king of all gods would be overthrown by one of his sons When Zeus was
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