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Zeus was the chief god of the Greek pantheon, who was also the god of thunder.

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Zeus was the youngest son of the old god Cronus, and the only not swallowed by his father. His mother, Rhea, managed to hide him away at the island of Crete, where he was raised in secret.

Eventually he would liberate his five devoured siblings, PoseidonHadesHeraDemeter and Hestia, and together they dethroned Cronus.

Jupiter would then divide the world with his two brother, Poseidon and Hades, by pulling straws: Zeus would rule over the sky, Poseidon the sea and Hades the Underworld.

He would then go on to marry his sister Hera, but had several affairs with both other deities and mortal women, and became the father of countless deities and demigods.

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