“That Zeus is king in heaven is a saying common to all men” – Pausanias
Ruler of Mount Olympus, gatherer of Cloud, the might of the thunder bolt. The name Zeus is the Greek continuation of “Sky Father” and “Cloud Gatherer”. The Cyclopes gave him thunder and the thunderbolt which had previously been hidden by his mother Gaia. She resented the way Zeus had overthrown the Titans: her children. Soon after taking the throne as king of the gods, Zeus had to fight some of Gaia’s other offspring: the monsters Typhon and Echidna. He vanquished Typhon and trapped him under Mount Etna, but left Echidna and her children alive.
Zeus: consort of Hera, sired Ares, Hebe, Hephaestus, Eileithyia, and Eris. The conquests of Zeus among nymphs and the mythic mortal progenitors are numerous. The god played a dominant role, presiding over the Greek Olympian pantheon and fathered many heroes and worshiped in many cults. The god of the sky and thunder is the embodiment of Greek religious beliefs.
Several attributes of influence are attributed to Zeus:
- The patron of hospitality and guests, ready to avenge any wrong done to a stranger.
- The keeper of oaths
- Zeus watched over business and punished dishonest traders.
For the Zeus Amulet, a small figure in a swirling cloud of Power, holding a Thunderbolt in his hand: ready to strike. The image does not revel his entire form, rather it shows him emerging from the depths of Cloud. A back bail is mounted behind the piece so it will give the illusion of being suspended on your chain or cord. For more, please visit my Zeus Amulet Page
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