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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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Weiao Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I've seen your work on trading cards , they were called myths and legends, I think o.o   I loved them but they were discontinued  )::::
Ultimat3paradigm Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
His powers are the only thing that makes him cool, other than that he's a major asshole xD I wonder how much Zeus would have to pay in child support.
avdsouza Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
Is funny like you LOVE forget the people that Zeus saved or helped, you are just a stupid hater.
Ultimat3paradigm Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
Yeah but still Zeus did bad things, not saying he didn't do any good things which he certainly has.
nelsonavega Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
xaviir20 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Student Artist
He should meet thor and raiden and become friends.
PinkiePieGirl100 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
AMAZING Blue Lightning Purple Lightning 
mattwarden Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Student Interface Designer
KNIGHTWING-222 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Can I use this pic for a card?
mesentir Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Would love the opportunity to put this on some fabric to wear. Is that okay?
Captain-Toro Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good art The god of thunder almighty Zeus.
I like mythology Again Very cool
Blazingbluewolf Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist
your very talented :D
Loganius Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
I've been looking around for really unique togas for reference material, and then I find this. It's awesome! You're a real inspiration :D
ChristianFA Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Zeus, king of the gods, ruler of the skies, excessive man-whore.
PeteTheGrouch Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Heh, Ikr? 'Course, his promiscuity came back to bite him in the end, when he made the mistake of fathering a certain angry spartan!

You reap what you sow, I guess....
ChristianFA Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
You know, the more I think about it the more the Greek pantheons sound like a dysfunctional redneck family. Then I thought that would make an interesting TV show.
Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Epic. Very epic.
avdsouza Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Zeus is the Greek god of honor, justice, lightning, and the skies. He is the King of Olympus, the son of the titans Kronos and Rhea, and the husband of the goddess Hera.
As one of the Big Three, Zeus has the ultimate powers a god can possess, and is rivaled only by his brothers, Poseidon and Hades. He possesses the standard physical, intellectual, and magical superiority inherent in all gods, though to a much greater degree due to his status as one of the oldest Olympians as well as one of the Big Three.
Massive Strength: Zeus has incredible physical prowess, he is mentioned being able to hurl entire mountains at his enemies. Most notably, Zeus was able to crush and imprison Typhon himself by hurling Mount Etna on top of him.
Enhanced Height: Zeus can tremendously increase his height, Zeus grows even taller, until he is half as tall as the Storm Giant Typhon.
 Aerokinesis: As the god of the sky, Zeus has absolute control over air.
He has many other powers and skills. :3 
FrostKnight1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
wait, i thought poseidon was strong enough to hurl mountains, not zeus....
avdsouza Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Zeus sealed typhon in a mountain.
bro1424 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
He looks kinda anorexic.
PeteTheGrouch Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Are you kidding..? The guy is ripped!
alexfaina Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  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  Student Traditional Artist
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.
avdsouza Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Everyone know this you stupid.
But he is the king of the actual gods and some titans.
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
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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.
BEagleFUF Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
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?
Ignighted1 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
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.
scouter836 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
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,
SamuraiShinai Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
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
jessesbv Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Time to smite!
Msdragongirl999 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Artist
Find the 1 and you will get kissed in 11 days
find the $ and you will have good luck for 2 years

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Repost to 9 other pictures and everything will come true..ignore this and you will have bad luck for 9 year
LordKKs Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That is a badass god !
michaelhardcore13 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
warlike! BAdass that's as pure as it is!
DragonCount Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait... if my Greek mythology is correct, Hephaestus is oft described as hideous to look at. Considering that Zeus' wife was also his sister and Hephaestus was their son; could this myth indicate that Hephaestus' appearance was deformations brought on by inbreeding? Yea I know they're gods, but considering how very humans they're depicted, maybe it was intentional, maybe coincidental.

While this picture is just as metal as Poseidon, I really don't have anything nice to say about ol' Zeus. Seriously, that expression in itself says 'douchebag'.
geno1312 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
One thing I have to admit about Zeus, he is badass, but he has a huge problem with controlling his temper
EnkiLilstA8411 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Artist
true XD
avdsouza Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
GoldenGohan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Wow. Everything about this picture is done really well. The coloring, shading, proportions. Great job!
I've just got one little bone to pick at. What's going on with his left foot? Specifically the calf... I know you wanted his feet to fade into the clouds, but something is very wrong with that muscle :P
Otherwise, awesome job!
amazingbutterfly Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
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Boy: No
She heard enough and was hurt... She walked away with tears in her eyes
The boy grabbed her arm
Boy: Your not pretty...your beautiful
Boy: I dont want to be with u forever...I need to be with u forever
Boy: I dont like u...I love u
Boy: I wouldn't cry if u walked away......I would die if u walked away.
Boy Whispers: Plz stay with me
Girl: I will...
*Tonight at midnight your true love will realize they loves u
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*Tomorrow it could be anywhere!!!
*Get ready for the shock of your life!
*If u dont post this to 5 other comments... You will have baD luck in relationships for the next 10 years
GoldenGohan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Dude, this chain message is at least 5 years old. Stop spreading old junk.
Fenris007 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Zues not getting his Necter? Why so old? Still good work. Man your Art would make a Kick ass anime.
Kryptid Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Your art has been stolen by a deviant known as Hottie100: [link]

I thought I'd let you know.
lancecruize Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Hello there GENZOMAN, is it possible if im gonna (ZEUS and other Greek Methology Art) use your image to my product? please reply ASAP.. im Timothy from the Philippines.
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