Zeus was the youngest son of Cronus and Rhea, he was the supreme ruler of Mt. Olympus. Zeus was the ruler of rain, thunder, and lighting. Zeus is a greek word meaning light. Zeus was the protecter of the king and his family.His most tale famous was told by Hesiod in his Theogony, of how Zeus usurped the kingdom of the immortals from his father. This mythological tale of Zeus struggle against the Titans Titanomachy had been caused by Cronus, after he had been warned that one of his children would depose him. Cronus knowing the consequences, as he had overthrown his father Uranus. To prevent this from happening Cronus swallowed his newborn children Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades and Poseidon, but his wife Rhea (who was also his sister) and Gaia her mother, wrapped a stone in swaddling clothes in place of the infant Zeus. Cronus thinking it was the newborn baby swallowed the stone. Meanwhile Rhea had her baby taken to Crete, and there, in a cave on Mount Dicte, the divine goat Amaltheia suckled and raised the infant Zeus. In Roman Mythology there was also a type of Zeus. His name was Jupiter. Many of the same traits of Zeus were taken and also given to Jupiter.

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