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Zeus in Greek mythology is the king of the gods, the ruler of Mount Olympus and the god of the sky and thunder. 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.

His Roman counterpart was Jupiter and his Etruscan counterpart Tinia. In Hindu mythology his counterpart was Indra with ever common weapon as thunderbolt.

A very old work, arround october of 2007
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Can we buy your work

andler36's avatar

Can I buy the rights to use this photo.

Belfar's avatar
I have not gone through everything yet but from what I seen I really liked the Poseidon piece and this one... plus it's greeks Mythology... one of my favorite eras... Thanks a lot ^^
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He was also known as Baal Hadad -> Hadad (Ugaritic: 𐎅𐎄 Haddu), Adad, Haddad (Akkadian) or Iškur (Sumerian) was the storm and rain god in the Northwest Semitic and ancient Mesopotamian religions.

He was attested in Ebla as "Hadda" in c. 2500 BCE.

From the Levant, Hadad was introduced to Mesopotamia by the Amorites

Hadad was equated with the Greek god Zeus; the Roman god Jupiter, as Jupiter Dolichenus; the Indo-European Nasite Hittite storm-god Teshub; the Egyptian god Amun; the Rigvedic god Indra.

His worship became widespread in Mesopotamia after the First Babylonian Dynasty.

He later became known as Baal, as in the demon Baal. Demons, Demonology, Witchcraft, Vampires, Ghosts, and mummy's all came out of the same place, Mesopotamia. They found a later home with the Greeks. You might also know him in Scandinavia as Thor.

artchamaleon's avatar
So asesome!!!! 😍
Parabens, gostei muito do seu trabalho........
JojotoPepLolYech's avatar
zeus looks so fucking badass
EvilWarChief666's avatar
Zeus looks metal af :headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang:
Jioseph-superfan63's avatar
Badass interpretation of Zeus!
Is badass and lightning!
wdvincoii's avatar
Zeus was such a man whore.

Zeus absolutely was but it's an unfair double-standard when it's a male sleeping around in relation to when it's a female sleeping around(in real life AND in fiction,mythology and folklore).


Look at all the women James Bond has slept with(and the character doesn't seem to use condoms,either) but he gets praised as being a ''Ladies Man'' or as a ''Player''and as being smooth with the ladies and yet if he were a woman(and this is in fiction OR real life),he would be seen as a slut or a whore or a ho or some other pejorative term for women.

wdvincoii's avatar
Well Hera didn't cheat, since, being the goddess of marriage, she was faithful to Zeus. 

Also, Greece was sexism at its finest, even a place like Sparta that allowed women to leave the house were still sexist towards them, believing them to be only babymakers and housekeepers, but they had to be STRONG babymakers to make STRONG babies!
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Pfft!!!!! XD so true!

Indeed.

In Greek mythology, Zeus was seemingly horny all the time and would sleep with just about anything that was female...even his own sisters! But there was always a lot of incest(disturbingly so,I might add)in mythology.

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No wonder Hera was such a bitch
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Hi. I would like to print this onto large poster to be displayed as part of our Greek theme at my school (I'm a teacher). Am I able to purchase a copy of this image in the necessary resolution? It's awesome
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I would like to enlarge this and print for window graphics, would this be ok and do you have a high resolution file that we could buy to use?
A great portrayal of Zeus. He looks both old and young at the same time.
He clearly looks like the one that nobody in that mythology wanted to mess with
Weiao's avatar
I've seen your work on trading cards , they were called myths and legends, I think o.o   I loved them but they were discontinued  )::::
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