Name of God – Zeus / Jupiter


Name of God - Zeus Jupiter

Names Of God – Zeus / Jupiter

Name of God – Zeus (Ancient Greek: Ζεύς, Zeús; Modern Greek: Δίας, Días) is the ancient Greek religion “Father of Gods and men” (πατὴρ ἀνδρῶν τε θεῶν τε, patḕr andrōn te theōn te) who rules the Olympians of Mount Olympus as a father rules the family, and is the god of sky and thunder.

Zeus’ Roman counterpart is Jupiter and Etruscan counterpart is Tinia. His Hindu equivalent is Indra.

Zeus is the child of Cronus and Rhea, and the youngest of his siblings. In most traditions he is married to Hera, although, at the oracle of Dodona, his consort is Dione: according to the Iliad, he is the father of Aphrodite by Dione.

Zeus is known for his erotic escapades, which resulted in many godly and heroic offspring, including Athena, Apollo and Artemis, Hermes, Persephone (by Demeter), Dionysus, Perseus, Heracles, Helen of Troy, Minos, and the Muses (by Mnemosyne); by Hera, he is usually said to have fathered Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus.

For the Greeks, he was the King of the Gods, who oversaw the universe. In Hesiod’s Theogony Zeus assigns the various gods their roles. In the Homeric Hymns he is referred to as the chieftain of the gods.

Further Reading:

(Names of God and Their Meanings - Zeus)

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