Zeus - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈzuːs|
Brit.  |zjuːs|


- (Greek mythology) the supreme god of ancient Greek mythology; son of Rhea and Cronus whom he dethroned; husband and brother of Hera; brother of Poseidon and Hades; father of many gods; counterpart of Roman Jupiter (syn: zeus)
- type genus of the family Zeidae (syn: zeus)


...to the ancient Greeks, Zeus was the deity who ruled over the sky and weather, and Poseidon was god of the sea...

Zeus in the likeness of a swan

when Adonis died Zeus decreed that he should spend winters in the underworld with Persephone and spend summers with Aphrodite

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