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Attributes of Zeus

- anthropomorphic and human characteristics
- lightning
- royal staff
- eagle (Zeus: a sky god)
- older, bearded - sign of maturity/wisdom

2

Domain of Zeus

- Sky/weather --> Zeus = "bright daylight"
- Justice - guardian of rulers/kings
- Hospitality/ treatment of strangers
- The Supreme God --> "father of gods and men"

3

Who was Zeus' first lover? And who were their children?

Metis ("wisdom") --> Athena and "a son with an arrogant heart"

4

What was Gaia/Ouranos prophecy? What did Zeus do to avoid that?

Prophecy - powerful children will be born from Metis
- Zeus swallows Metis before she give birth to Athena

5

How is Athena born?

from Zeus' head and is fully armed

6

Zeus also hooks up with who? Who are their children?

Themis (a titan)
- Eunomia "lawfulness"
- Dike "justice"
- Eirene "peace"

7

Who are the parents of the Fates? And what are the names of the fates?

Zeus and Themis
- Clotho - "spinner"
- Lachesis "measurer"
- Atropos "uncompromising"

8

Who are the parents of the Muses?

Zeus and Mnemosyne (a titan)
- mnemosyne: "memory"

9

What are the Muses?

inspirers of poets and artists

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Review: Zeus is associated with...

- Wisdom (ingested Metis)
- Law, justice, and order (Themis and her children)
- Fate (father of Moirai, "the fates")
- The arts and inspiration (father of the Muses)