However, Zeus' authority was recognized as superior to that of his brothers (probably due to him freeing his brothers and sisters), and so he became the king of the Olympian gods. In NeOlympus, the incest is avoided by making the Eldest Gods spiritual siblings, so there is no biological relationship, and the affairs with his own children are completely cut out. Rhea also confirmed in The Hidden Oracle that Zeus (her youngest son) was a father who firmly believed in expressing paternal love or concern in a strict way to make his children behave responsibly. He was a father to many other of the Olympian deities, including Artemis. While not set in NeoOlympus, Zeus' look is used for the DC Universe Earth-27 project, where he appears as the father of Diana, the heroine known as Wonder Woman. When Zeus' escapades starting producing more children and those children began displaying powers of their own, rumors began to grow of a new being in the land which might one day overthrow Kronos. Hera employed the Hesperides, daughters of Atlas, to guard the tree, but as the nymphs would occasionally pluck an apple from the tree themselves, she put a fierce one hundred headed dragon named Ladon there as well. The gods chose Mount Olympus as their official residence, and the Elder Cyclopes built magnificent palaces there for them all. As the King of Olympus, Zeus is the most powerful of all the Olympians, more so than even his brothers Poseidon and Hades. Zeus and Hera received great gifts from all of their wedding guests, but Hera's favorite was a magnificent apple tree (with golden apples) that she received from Gaea. Shortly after ending his marriage with the Titaness Themis, Zeus courted his beautiful sister Demeter. Unfortunately for Zeus, Kratos was far from finished. He hopes that he will apologize for making him mortal and feels he was not the best father. Athena: Zeus' favorite child, she is his eldest child born to his first wife Metis. With the help of his great singing and dancing skills (as well as his knowledge of many outrageously hilarious "satyr jokes"), Zeus was able to constantly entertain all of the Titans at Mount Othrys, even Kronos himself. This was because Percy was at New York, the location of Mount Olympus when the Bolt was stolen. Instead he made it worse by cutting off communication with the demigods. Near the end of Kratos' service, Ares besieged the city of Athens in the hopes of gaining Zeus' favor over his sister, Athena. Zeus allows Hera to interfere with the quest. Black When the ancient Greek Stoics referred to Zeus, they referred to him as the timeless, unmoved Prime Mover beyond space and time (the general complex concept of God) that Aristotle and Plato spoke of - who the Romans called Jupiter (or sometimes Deus) - rather than a robed, grey-bearded man as commonly depicted. Although it was Hades' birthright (as Kronos' eldest son) to be named his father's successor, he agreed to divide the Titan King's former domain with his brothers. When the two married and had children, Hera's love shifted to their children, often leaving Zeus out. However, since the Titans were well-armed, and the gods still had no weapons, Zeus decided to release his Elder Cyclopes and Hekatonkheire uncles from Tartarus first so that they could craft weapons for them. What they did not know was that Kratos had been forced to relinquish any hopes of reuniting with his beloved daughter in the process of saving the world, pushing his disillusionment with the Gods ever closer to open hatred and rebellion. Appears in Though somewhat confused by Hestia's explanations and subsequent requests, Zeus still approved of them, and henceforth his oldest sister became the official Goddess of the Hearth. It is later revealed that Zeus and the other Gods had fallen prey to the Evils locked away in Pandora's Box after Kratos opened it to kill Ares. However, one by one, the six began to realize that their physical existence and metaphysical empowerment gave them potential that exceeded the Titans' own power. Species/Race Percy, satisfied with this promise, asks them to pay more attention to their demigod children by showing them who is a demigod at the age of 13, to honor the minor gods, and to allow the minor gods to have cabins at Camp Half-Blood as if that had happened, demigods and minor gods wouldn't have turned to Kronos' side. Olympus will prevail! Fortunately for Zeus and the other gods, Kratos was able to defeat the Queen of the Underworld and save Helios, returning him to the sky and forcing Morpheus to retreat. Zeus is known to have been incredibly powerful, yet equally benevolent and just, as well as divinely wise, since he would create humanity in the Old Gods' likeness (imbuing them with many virtues), and when Ares sought to corrupt them, he created the Amazons to protect humanity (imbuing them with the ability to spread love, compassion, and a mutual understanding among all human nations) from him not killing Steppenwolf (even during the latter's Invasion of Earth). Sergi Constance She used a huge smooth boulder the same size and shape as a newborn (given to her by Gaea) to deceive Kronos, by wrapping it up in swaddling clothes, and pretending that it was her final child. God of Weather: Zeus has full control over rain, thunder, lightning, wind and other meteorological phenomena. He also has been seen to be capable of being impressed and showing affection for his children, as when Thalia was on the brink of death due to Hades' monsters, which were sent to kill specifically her as Hades wanted revenge against Zeus for Maria’s death, Zeus took pity on his daughter, likely since her situation was partially caused by Zeus, and rather than letting her die and go to the Underworld and face Hades' wrath, he turned her into a tree so she could live and later voted to spare Thalia and openly said she had done well. [1] Zeus was also an unfaithful husband, having several illicit affairs, with mortal women and goddesses alike, that produced several illegitimate children. The King of the Gods then ordered the Spartan to submit, but an outraged Kratos refused, causing Zeus to stab him with the Blade of Olympus. However, when he feels that Hera has been with Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and Tyson for too long, he gives the cue for her to return. 2 Quotations by or about Zeus (Prime Earth), DC's explanation of the New 52 Multiverse,, Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls, Pages using DynamicPageList parser function, This character is an adaptation of Zeus, a character in traditional stories. Zeus, however, refuses to immediately discuss the threat posed by their father.