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The Greek God I chose to research on is Zeus Zeus is the god of the sky god of justice and mercy the protector of the weak punisher of the wicked and most importantly ruler of the Olympian gods Zeus was considered according to Homer the father of the gods and of mortals He did not create either gods or mortals he was their father in the sense of being the protector and ruler both of the Olympian family and of the human race He was lord of the sky the rain god and the cloud gatherer Zeus armed himself with the terrible thunderbolt whenever needed His breastplate was the aegis his bird the eagle his tree the oak Zeus presided over the gods on Mount Olympus in Thessaly Thessalia Zeuss image was represented in sculptural works as a kingly bearded figure His principal shrines were at Dodona in Epirus the land of the oak trees and the most ancient shrine at Olympia This shrine is famous for its oracle it was also the place where the Olympian games were celebrated in his honor every fourth year The Nemean games held at Nemea northwest of rgos were also dedicated to Zeus Zeus was the youngest son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea He had a few very important siblings which were the deities Poseidon Hades Hestia Demeter and Hera According to one of the ancient myths of the birth of Zeus a very strange event occurred with his father Cronus fearing that he might be dethroned by one of his children swallowed them as they were born Upon the birth of Zeus Rhea wrapped a stone in swaddling clothes for Cronus to swallow and concealed the infant god in Crete Krti It was here in this place where he was fed on the milk of the goat Amalthaea and reared by nymphs When Zeus grew to maturity he forced Cronus to disgorge the other children
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