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Name Of God – Jupiter/Zeus

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Names OF God – Jupiter/Zeus

Name of God – Jupiter (Latin: Iuppiter) or Jove is the ancient Roman religion’s king of the gods and the god of sky and thunder. Jupiter was the chief deity of Roman state religion during the Republican and Imperial eras, until the Empire came under Christian rule. In Roman mythology, he negotiates with Numa Pompilius, the second king of Rome, to establish principles of Roman religion such as sacrifice.

Jupiter is thought to have originated as a sky god. His marker implement is the thunderbolt, and his primary sacred animal is the eagle, which held above other birds in the taking of auspices, and became one of the most common symbols of the Roman army. Continue reading “Name Of God – Jupiter/Zeus” »

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. Continue reading “Name of God – Zeus / Jupiter” »