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An old pic of a new Zeus pic :) a green Zeus, hope you like it! Was done for Volt Energy drink!
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Zeus (pronounced /ˈzuːs/ or /ˈzjuːs/; Ancient Greek: Ζεύς; Modern Greek: Δίας, Dias) is the King of the Gods in Greek mythology.[3] Zeus was viewed as a king who oversaw the universe. He assigns the various gods their roles. In the Homeric Hymns he is referred to as the chieftain of the gods. He is also called the "Father of Gods and men", according to Hesiod's Theogony. He ruled the Olympians of Mount Olympus in ways representative as both a father as head of the family and a king. He was the god of sky and thunder in Greek mythology. His symbols are the thunderbolt, eagle, bull, and oak. In addition to his Indo-European inheritance, the classical "cloud-gatherer" also derives certain iconographic traits from the cultures of the Ancient Near East, such as the scepter. Zeus is frequently depicted by Greek artists in one of two poses: standing, striding forward, with a thunderbolt leveled in his raised right hand, or seated in majesty.

Zeus was the child of Cronus and Rhea, and the youngest of his siblings. In most traditions he was married to Hera, although, at the oracle of Dodona, his consort was Dione: according to the Iliad, he is the father of Aphrodite by Dione.He is known for his erotic escapades. These resulted in many godly and heroic offspring, including Athena, Apollo and Artemis, Hermes, Persephone (by Demeter), Dionysus, Perseus, Heracles, Helen, Minos, and the Muses (by Mnemosyne); by Hera, he is usually said to have fathered Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus.

Cronus sired several children by Rhea: Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon, but swallowed them all as soon as they were born, since he had learned from Gaia and Uranus that he was destined to be overcome by his own son as he had overthrown his own father— an oracle that Zeus was to hear and avert. But when Zeus was about to be born, Rhea sought Gaia to devise a plan to save him, so that Cronus would get his retribution for his acts against Uranus and his own children. Rhea gave birth to Zeus in Crete, handing Cronus a rock wrapped in swaddling clothes, which he promptly swallowed.

After reaching manhood, Zeus forced Cronus to disgorge first the stone (which was set down at Pytho under the glens of Parnassus to be a sign to mortal men, the Omphalos) then his siblings in reverse order of swallowing. In some versions, Metis gave Cronus an emetic to force him to disgorge the babies, or Zeus cut Cronus' stomach open. Then Zeus released the brothers of Cronus, the Gigantes, the Hecatonchires and the Cyclopes, from their dungeon in Tartarus, killing their guard, Campe. As a token of their appreciation, the Cyclopes gave him thunder and the thunderbolt, or lightning, which had previously been hidden by Gaia. Together, Zeus and his brothers and sisters, along with the Gigantes, Hecatonchires and Cyclopes overthrew Cronus and the other Titans, in the combat called the Titanomachy. The defeated Titans were then cast into a shadowy underworld region known as Tartarus. Atlas, one of the titans that fought against Zeus, was punished by having to hold up the sky.

After the battle with the Titans, Zeus shared the world with his elder brothers, Poseidon and Hades, by drawing lots: Zeus got the sky and air, Poseidon the waters, and Hades the world of the dead (the underworld). The ancient Earth, Gaia, could not be claimed; she was left to all three, each according to their capabilities, which explains why Poseidon was the "earth-shaker" (the god of earthquakes) and Hades claimed the humans that died.

Gaia resented the way Zeus had treated the Titans, because they were her children. Soon after taking the throne as king of the gods, Zeus had to fight some of Gaia's other children, the monsters Typhon and Echidna. He vanquished Typhon and trapped him under a mountain, but left Echidna and her children alive.
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nana57n Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018
Zeus, brother of Poseidon and father of Mars (Kratos)
DrZeusOW Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I use this for my youtube channel? I'll link you credit in my videos and bio =3
ForrenTr Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
Hi , my name is Göktuğ. 
Do you allow me to use this picture in the CS: GO vote?
Justiceavenger Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
FireToMySoul Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
On this article they used your image. I told them they should credit you.…
Tsaos Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Check this out:…;

At the 10 minute part is this picture. I recognized your work. I posted a comment on the video for them to credit you (and the other artist whose work appears in the video as well.)

Wanted to let you know.

RexBlazer1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good job.

Though, to be honest, I'm not that big a fan of Zeus. One could describe him in 5 words: Liar, murderer, rapist, thief, hypocrite.
avdsouza Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
Your problem.
I actually think is funny how you stupid haters love to forget the good things Zeus made, all the people and other beings he saved.
Liar? Most of his lies aren't really that serious, is not like half of world oeople doen't lie sonetimes, so you don't like half world people? Fuck you.
Rapist? I don't remenber from Zeus raping no one, most of women that he sleep with WANTED that, so is not a rape, you stupid.
Murderer? Well i don't remenber he killing no one without reason: he would not kill you if he has no reason to do that.
keys54321 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017
He still a lot of those, he did ate Athena's mom due to a prophecy he feared, though she managed to be born through his skull, buried to death a nymph he impregnated out of fear of his wife wrath, raped Hera, his sister and final wife after her multiple rejections due to h actions to his two previous wives one I told you he ate and his sister Demeter who he permitted his brother Hades to take Persephone which is his daughter and Demeter's ONLY daughter to be her UNCLE to be his bride. He also raped Helen's mother in the form a swan who killed herself after she was played for guilt towards her husband for what she couldn't control. He disguised himself as someone's else husband today with her. Got Dionysus mother killed by transforming in his true form because of her doubts of his status which if he cared for her would let her love in such doubt then her being killed or transform at a safe visible distance for her to see if he can. For a lot of his transformations disguised as a human how many times do you think he may have lied including to those he slept with, leaving them likely with a kid and potential of facing his wife Here's wrath. And he suppose to be fair and just. Yes he is a hypocrite doing all the sins he would punish others for. He even "punish" those who fall in love/lust for his wife and sister Here such as Porphyrion, even though he is unfaithful to Hera with all his infidelities.
RexBlazer1 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*loads shotgun*
TL211153 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
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:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
Karnage1997 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Artist
cool. Also really cool. 
AbyssTheNightfury Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
please stop drawing great art it's making me hurt
Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
JaHMellaH Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
How come your version of zeus looks like your idea of the creator? or do you believe that zeus and the creator are the same person?
jbtepes Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
profusion de arte e color
masterdeadpool Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fasiha105 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
tomeojr Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The Omphalos is almost literally the Bellybutton/Navel of Gaia/The World
xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
BEEFCAKE!Fool Emoji-14 (Steroid Muscles) [V1] 
Kn1ghtGr3y Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
i like this
Shinobi-Gado Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
WOW Awesome Zeus :D
articraft Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Awesome pictures and very interesting to explore your mythological interpretations from all over the world! :) Great works!
KendrixTermina Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
looks badass~~
Sirasit070 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Make Hermes
amazingbutterfly Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
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Rosalinda16 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, but why did you put "Volt" before Zeus in the title? Why not just Zeus?
MarcusCrassus Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Makes you think.
SephironX Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
hi i'm making a trading card game and i was wondering if i could use this drawing for a card i will give credit where it is deserved and plus its a easy way to spread your art plus you can still use them for your project the card game is called Paragon Galaxy the concept is a galaxy built where all these worlds exist for the perfect galaxy . The galaxy will grow and grow until this perfection is formed sorry in advance if this is a rude question to ask
SolarSpaniel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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SolarSpaniel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, sure, like if thats ever going to happen(like EVER)
MusicOLot Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
In a word;

and that come from the bottom of my non-existent heart
NetherApprentice Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Incredible piece of art ._.
Agacora Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student General Artist
By comparison your static electric shock is pathetic.
intrepid98 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
pelted-crimson-fire Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
mind if i use this for a background immage in this site; [link] ?
Baldur30 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Excelent Job!
Neithacultra Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This just looks so boss! :D
ReNeGaDoBR Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Incrivel, parabens pelo talentoso trabalho.

Incredible, congratulations for talented work.
ReNeGaDoBR Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Incrivel, parabens pelo talento.

Incredible, congratulations for talent.
RexBlazer1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally, I'm not a big fan of Zeus or the Greek gods, as they are often more trouble than they're worth. Can't deny that the artwork is great though.
Rosalinda16 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
try reading the Percy Jackson's (the book series)
RexBlazer1 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've heard about it. All I'm saying is my personal opinion.
Underiori Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
You are just awesome men with your pictures :D! and you´r pictures in the card games in Chile :D (M&L)

mas que todo sos un groso xD! Salu2!
SuperMafia Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Okay, Zeus, I can actually respect as a god, especially here! IMO, I think all twelve gods/goddesses together are more powerful than the christian God.
avdsouza Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
:) me too!
SuperMafia Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome! No, seriously, I would believe that the Titans created the Earth with Gaia and Uranus, (The Roman Titan Father of the Sky, forgot the Greek name.) and the twelve gods of Olympus would send God to the deepest pits of Tartarus in the deepest pits of Hades. (:<
avdsouza Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
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