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Greek Mythology: Zeus

Zeus is the father of the gods and man. He is the god of the sky, oath, justice and a patron of suppliants. Suppliants are people who come to a powerful person and asks for their protection. He carries a thunderbolt or lightening bolt that harvests immense power. He is married to his sister Hera. His parents are the Titans, Cronus and Rhea. One story of his birth goes as such:

Cronus received a prophecy that one day his own son will overthrow him. So whenever Rhea gave birth, Cronus would swallow his children. When she was pregnant with Zeus, Rhea went to the island of Crete to give birth to him. Once the baby was born, Rhea had him hidden away and Cronus was given a stone as a substitute for Zeus, which he swallowed thinking it was a baby. After awhile, Cronus threw up the stone and along with it, his other children.

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