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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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Belfar Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
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 ^^
seraphonfire Featured By Owner Edited Jun 9, 2018
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 Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
So asesome!!!! 😍
celsossp Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
Parabens, gostei muito do seu trabalho........
JojotoPepLolYech Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
zeus looks so fucking badass
EvilWarChief666 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
Zeus looks metal af :headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang:
Jioseph-superfan63 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Badass interpretation of Zeus!
Is badass and lightning!
wdvincoii Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Student General Artist
Zeus was such a man whore.
gonzamata321 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
hola mi nombre es gonzalo y trabajo en un juego de cartas estilo magic, quería pedir tu permiso para usar tu arte, obviamente incluiré tu nombre en la carta 
wnter06 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016
wow badass!
wnter06 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016
Wink/Razz Looking good
darnygirl Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
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
signituk Featured By Owner May 23, 2016
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?
octapusxft Featured By Owner May 3, 2016
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
ArisuRadzi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow <3
wnter06 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
:) (Smile) 
Weiao Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
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  )::::
Ultimat3paradigm Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
His powers are the only thing that makes him cool, other than that he's a major asshole xD I wonder how much Zeus would have to pay in child support.
avdsouza Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
Is funny like you LOVE forget the people that Zeus saved or helped, you are just a stupid hater.
Ultimat3paradigm Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
Yeah but still Zeus did bad things, not saying he didn't do any good things which he certainly has.
aranwion1234 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019
Just gotta remember that mythology wasn’t universal in Ancient Greece. Each city wanted to have their hero founder be descended from Zeus so they gave Zeus yet another lover for that purpose. When we read mythology know it’s really a collection of stories from across the Mediterranean, thus Zeus ends up with hella children. Same with the other male deities. They weren’t the most just figures, but they are gods so I guess human morals don’t apply to them hahaha
nelsonavega Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
xaviir20 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Student Artist
He should meet thor and raiden and become friends.
PinkiePieGirl100 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
AMAZING Blue Lightning Purple Lightning 
mattwarden Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Student Interface Designer
KNIGHTWING-222 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Can I use this pic for a card?
mesentir Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Would love the opportunity to put this on some fabric to wear. Is that okay?
Captain-Toro Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good art The god of thunder almighty Zeus.
I like mythology Again Very cool
Blazingbluewolf Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist
your very talented :D
Loganius Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
I've been looking around for really unique togas for reference material, and then I find this. It's awesome! You're a real inspiration :D
ChristianFA Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Zeus, king of the gods, ruler of the skies, excessive man-whore.
PeteTheGrouch Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Heh, Ikr? 'Course, his promiscuity came back to bite him in the end, when he made the mistake of fathering a certain angry spartan!

You reap what you sow, I guess....
ChristianFA Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
You know, the more I think about it the more the Greek pantheons sound like a dysfunctional redneck family. Then I thought that would make an interesting TV show.
Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Epic. Very epic.
avdsouza Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Zeus is the Greek god of honor, justice, lightning, and the skies. He is the King of Olympus, the son of the titans Kronos and Rhea, and the husband of the goddess Hera.
As one of the Big Three, Zeus has the ultimate powers a god can possess, and is rivaled only by his brothers, Poseidon and Hades. He possesses the standard physical, intellectual, and magical superiority inherent in all gods, though to a much greater degree due to his status as one of the oldest Olympians as well as one of the Big Three.
Massive Strength: Zeus has incredible physical prowess, he is mentioned being able to hurl entire mountains at his enemies. Most notably, Zeus was able to crush and imprison Typhon himself by hurling Mount Etna on top of him.
Enhanced Height: Zeus can tremendously increase his height, Zeus grows even taller, until he is half as tall as the Storm Giant Typhon.
 Aerokinesis: As the god of the sky, Zeus has absolute control over air.
He has many other powers and skills. :3 
FrostKnight1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wait, i thought poseidon was strong enough to hurl mountains, not zeus....
avdsouza Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Zeus sealed typhon in a mountain.
bro1424 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
He looks kinda anorexic.
PeteTheGrouch Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Are you kidding..? The guy is ripped!
alexfaina Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i like  "mucho" your style !
delb19 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
so amazing I think I just flew with him
kjl03 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
If you say that Zeus is the king of the gods, he is only the king of those that lives in Mount Olympus. Don't forget that the Greek Mythology have many "arcs" or stories inside their culture.

First, the primordial and ancient Gods, the first Greek Gods: Chaos, Ananke, Uranos, Gaia, Pontus, Tartarus, Chronos, Phanes, Aether, Hemera, Erebus, Nyx, Ophion, Morai or Fates (Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos).

Second, the titans that are sons of the primordial Gods.

Third, The Titans War and the Olympian Gods Era.

Fourth, The Oceanic and Chthonic Gods.

Zeus is only the king of the gods of Olympus. The gods that are above all the others are Ananke, Chaos and Chronos (Maybe this one is not that much, but it makes sense to me).

And one more thing: the Roman Mythology its not the same as the Greek Mythology. It may have some similarities, but there are other things that makes differences between them. Its true that most of the Roman Mythology is based on the Greek Mythology, but they have other stories, other cultures that doesn't exist in the Greek Mythology.
aranwion1234 Featured By Owner May 27, 2017
Nah he was accepted as the "Father of Gods and Men" and was called such by many deities older than even him, like some titans. Even Gaia the primordial goddess went to Zeus to complain when Phaeton was driving the sun chariot. You shouldn't see Zeus through the eyes of modern fictions like Percy Jackson where the other generations of deities show no respect for Zeus.
avdsouza Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Everyone know this you stupid.
But he is the king of the actual gods and some titans.
KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Really cool and powerful, I like how he's standing half in the clouds.
EnkiLilstA8411 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Artist
zeus :3
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KingPaimon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very well done I love the gods of thunder they are my favorite!Nod 
Nall608 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Zeus looks like a total badass in this.
Spare74 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
It looks so awesome!

I'm a student and this week I have a project to do, a little website. I chose mythology as my theme and I want some modern representation of gods. We were wandering if you would let us use it.
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