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Zeus is the supreme god of the Olympians He is also the ruler of the sky and controls the weather clouds and the wind Zeus has many titles or epithets such as the god of justice and mercy the protector of the weak the punisher of the wicked and king of the gods He was protector of the travelers and he also punished those who werent hospitable Zeus is also god of the weather particularly thunder There are also lots of things that symbolize Zeus One for example is the eagle which represents his authority over the sky The most commonly known symbol would be the thunderbolt It stands for the power he has and the fair punishment he delivers the evildoers His shield is Aigadi Its made of leather from a goat called Amalheia and it represents the protection Zeus gives to the weak He is also represented by the olive tree which is used to represent all the good things he gave humans Another symbol is the bull which represents his power The father of Zeus is Kronos a titan and his mother is Rhea Kronos was afraid that one day a child of his would take away his domination so he ate his children immediatly after they were born As Rheas despair over the loss of her children was getting more and more with the loss of every child she paid a visit to her mother Gaia and asked her what she could do to save the one she was caring now Gaia told her to hide the child from Kronos and instead of giving it to him give him a stone wrapped with the childs cloths Rhea followed her mothers advice and Kronos unknowingly swallowed the stone instead of his son Then Rhea gave the child to Gaia and she transferred him safely to the island of Crete Once there the nymphs Idy and Adrastia fed the baby with milk
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