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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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bro1424 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  New member
He looks kinda anorexic.
alexfaina Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
i like  "mucho" your style !
delb19 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
so amazing I think I just flew with him
kjl03 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
If you say that Zeus is the king of the gods, he is only the king of those that lives in Mount Olympus. Don't forget that the Greek Mythology have many "arcs" or stories inside their culture.

First, the primordial and ancient Gods, the first Greek Gods: Chaos, Ananke, Uranos, Gaia, Pontus, Tartarus, Chronos, Phanes, Aether, Hemera, Erebus, Nyx, Ophion, Morai or Fates (Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos).

Second, the titans that are sons of the primordial Gods.

Third, The Titans War and the Olympian Gods Era.

Fourth, The Oceanic and Chthonic Gods.

Zeus is only the king of the gods of Olympus. The gods that are above all the others are Ananke, Chaos and Chronos (Maybe this one is not that much, but it makes sense to me).

And one more thing: the Roman Mythology its not the same as the Greek Mythology. It may have some similarities, but there are other things that makes differences between them. Its true that most of the Roman Mythology is based on the Greek Mythology, but they have other stories, other cultures that doesn't exist in the Greek Mythology.
KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Really cool and powerful, I like how he's standing half in the clouds.
EnkiLilstA8411 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Artist
zeus :3
KingPaimon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very well done I love the gods of thunder they are my favorite!Nod 
Nall608 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Zeus looks like a total badass in this.
Spare74 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
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.
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