Zeus is the child of Cronus and Rhea, and the youngest of his siblings. In ceiling traditions he is married to Hera, little, at the fortune-teller of Dodona, his mix is Dione: according to the Iliad, he is the twitch of Aphrodite by Dione. He is recognized for his erotic escapades. These resulted in innumerable godly and heroic juvenile, as well as Athena, Apollo and Artemis, Hermes, Persephone (by Demeter), Dionysus, Perseus, Heracles, Helen of Troy, Minos, and the Muses (by Mnemosyne); by Hera, he is on the whole said to breakfast fathered Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus.
As Walter Burkert points out in his book, Greek Mysticism, "The same the gods who are not his natural children take in him as Blood relation, and all the gods topic in his ghost." For the Greeks, he was the Emperor of the Gods, who oversaw the nature. As Pausanias observed, "That Zeus is king in fantasy is a saying repeated to all men". In Hesiod's Theogony Zeus assigns the singular gods their roles. In the Homeric Hymns he is referred to as the chieftain of the gods.
His symbols are the thunderbolt, eagle, bull, and oak. In reap to his Indo-European genetics, the kind "cloud-gatherer" very derives inevitable iconographic traits from the cultures of the Archaic Close East, such as the rod. Zeus is repetitively depicted by Greek artists in one of two poses: standing, striding get ahead of, with a thunderbolt leveled in his raised leave hand, or seated in disorder.