Leader of the olympian Gods, Zeus was the God of the sky. He had over thrown his father, and he drew lots with his brothers Poseidon and Hades. He did this in order to decide who would succeed their father on the throne. Zeus won the draw, becoming father of all Olympian Gods and god of the sky. His great weapon was a lightning bolt. He often struck people with it once they’ve displeased him, especially oath breakers and liars. Zeus’s wife was Hera, he had often tested her patience, for he was infamous with the number of affairs he had. He had a shield named Aegis. With that shield, he was able to create any phenomena related to the sky or air, including storms, intense darkness, and tempests.  As the personification of the operations of nature, he represented the grand laws of unchanging and harmonious order, by which both the natural and the spiritual world were governed. He was the god of regulated time as marked by the changing seasons and the regular succession of day and night, in difference to what his father Cronus represented before him. As the ruler of the state, he was the source of kingly power, the upholder of all institutions connected to the state, and the friend and patron of princes, whom he guarded and assisted with his advice and counsel. He was also the protector of the people, and watched over the welfare of the whole community.As the father of the gods, Zeus ascertained that each deity perform their individual duty, punished their misdeeds, settled their disputes, and acted towards them on all occasions as their all-knowing counsellor and mighty friend. As the father of men, he took a paternal interest in the actions and well-being of mortals. He watched over them with tender solicitude, rewarding truth, charity, and fairness, while severely punishing perjury and cruelty. Even the poorest and most unhappy wanderer could find a powerful champion in Zeus, because the wise God demanded that the wealthy inhabitants of the earth be attentive to the needs of their less fortunate fellow citizens.


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