Zeus

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Character
Name: Zeus (Jupiter in Roman Mythology)
Occupation: god, Lord of Sky
Title/Rank: God of the Honor, Justice and Lightning, King of the Olympus
Location: Mount Olympus
Status: immortal; alive
Relationships: Cronus (father)
Rhea (mother)
Hestia, Demeter, Hades, Poseidon (siblings)
Hera (sister and wife)
Maia, Leto, Semele, Danae, Metis, Alcmene (ex-lovers)
Ares, Hephaestus, Hermes, Apollo, Perseus, Heracles, Polydeuces, Pollux, Dionysus (sons)
Athena, Aphrodite, Artemis, Hebe, Persephone, Eileithyia, Muses, Horae, Moirae, Charites (daughters)
Fandom: Greek Mythology
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Zeus is king of the gods and god of sky and thunder in Greek Mythology.

Background

Greek Mythology Fandom

Zeus is frequently considered or depicted as a villain. He is denigrated especially for his rape of multiple women in the myths.

Of his many canonical lovers, Zeus is commonly shipped with Hera, his wife and sister, and occasionally Demeter, another of his sisters and mother of his daughter Persephone. In slash, he is commonly shipped with Ganymede or Hades.

Zeus in Other Fandoms

Incarnations of Zeus have appeared in various media with distinct fandoms.

TV & Film

  • In Disney's 1997 animated film Hercules, Zeus is portrayed as a loving father, distraught by the kidnap of his son, and a mentor and guide to Hercules on his journey to becoming and hero and his quest to regain his godhood and return to Olympus. The Disney story expurgates the adulterous aspects of the original myth: Hercules is depicted as the child of Zeus and his wife Hera, and Zeus's brother Hades is made the antagonist instead of Hera.
    Main article: Zeus (Disney's Hercules)

Comics

  • In Marvel Comics, Zeus appears as a member of the "extra-dimensional" race of Olympians, who were worshiped as gods by ancient Greece and Rome (much as Marvel's Thor and the other Asgardians were worshiped as Norse gods).
    Main article: Zeus (Marvel)

Novels

  • In The Goddess Test, Zeus is known as "Walter" and is the head of the Council, which can bestow immortality on those it judges worthy. He is the father of the protagonist Kate Winters, who undergoes the Council's tests to save her dying mother Demeter ("Diana").
    Main article: Zeus (Goddess Test)

Zeus-centric Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Fanart

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