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ZEUS THE KING OF THE GODS Zeus is one of the most ancient gods of the world His name can be found in other Indo-European nations except the Greek Some of those nations are the Indians the Ombrius and the Latinos So he must be worshiped at least from 3000 BC He was brought in Greece around 2000 BC from the settlers who came from northern then Greece countries His name must come from the root word div- that means sky The expression Zefs patir father Zeus that Greeks used to refer to him accords exactly to the name Diespiter Jupiter that Romans used for him Jupater for the Ombrius and Dyaous Pitar of the ancient Indians He was the ruler of all Greek Gods and father to most of them He was god protector of the kings that is why he was also called Zefs Megistos Zeus the greatest and Zeus Aristos Zeus the Best When democracy became popular in Greece those attribute names changed to others like Zefs Eleftherios Zeus the liberal He was also worshiped by the attribute names Milihios mild and Xenios of hospitality The first because he was thought as a god that his rage could be milled and the second because he was protector of the travelers and those who didnt offer a place to stay to strangers were punished by him Zeus was also the god of thunders and storms and generally of the weather and everything that had to do with the sky The father of Zeus was Kronos Saturn and his mother was Rhea Kronos was afraid that one day a child of his would take away his domination so he was eating his children right after they were born As Rheas despair was getting deeper 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
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