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Zeus by GENZOMAN Zeus by GENZOMAN
Zeus in Greek mythology is the king of the gods, the ruler of Mount Olympus and the god of the sky and thunder. His symbols are the thunderbolt, eagle, bull, and oak. In addition to his Indo-European inheritance, the classical "cloud-gatherer" also derives certain iconographic traits from the cultures of the ancient Near East, such as the scepter. Zeus is frequently depicted by Greek artists in one of two poses: standing, striding forward, with a thunderbolt leveled in his raised right hand, or seated in majesty.

Zeus was the child of Cronus and Rhea, and the youngest of his siblings. In most traditions he was married to Hera, although, at the oracle of Dodona, his consort was Dione: according to the Iliad, he is the father of Aphrodite by Dione. He is known for his erotic escapades. These resulted in many godly and heroic offspring, including Athena, Apollo and Artemis, Hermes, Persephone (by Demeter), Dionysus, Perseus, Heracles, Helen, Minos, and the Muses (by Mnemosyne); by Hera, he is usually said to have fathered Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus.

His Roman counterpart was Jupiter and his Etruscan counterpart Tinia. In Hindu mythology his counterpart was Indra with ever common weapon as thunderbolt.

A very old work, arround october of 2007
Graphire 3/PSCS/6hours aprox/Music: On the path to fury - Fairyland

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KingPaimon Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very well done I love the gods of thunder they are my favorite!Nod 
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:iconnall608:
Zeus looks like a total badass in this.
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:iconspare74:
It looks so awesome!

I'm a student and this week I have a project to do, a little website. I chose mythology as my theme and I want some modern representation of gods. We were wandering if you would let us use it.
Thanks.
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:iconbeaglefuf:
This picture is awesome!!! I'd love to use it as a part of our squadron's T-shirt. Wondering if I could get/needed permissions?
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:iconignighted1:
Hi there,
I run a personal training business
and I was hoping to use this image as a 'meme' of sorts. It would say "that feeling when you beat your PR" (personal record).
Wondering if that would be possible? You would be credited.
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:iconscouter836:
Hi,
I am running a Boy Scout Camporee and I would love to use your design for a patch, but I would need your approval.. Please let me know if this would be possible and we can work something out..

Thank You,
scouter836
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:iconsamuraishinai:
and thankfully the Marvel universe storytellers decided to bring the Hulk to battle their version of Zeus after the Chaos War and probably for the first time in his career the Hulk got his big, green behind and his healing factor handed to him :D
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:iconjessesbv:
Time to smite!
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