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Zeus, King 
of the Gods
 

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Zeus 
Roman name: Jupiter
Ancient Greek Gods for Kids


Zeus was the king of all the gods. He had many magical powers. He could shape shift and make himself look like anybody. He could throw his lightning bolts and do all kinds of damage. He could throw his voice and make himself sound like anybody. 

He also had powers that came from being king of all the gods. He could give other gods titles and jobs. And he could take those titles and jobs away. He could direct other gods, like any leader, to do things. His was an elected position. There were 12 gods on the council. They could have voted someone else king. But they never did. And Zeus never retired. 

There are many myths that include Zeus.  

Zeus and Prometheus and the Gift of Fire

Zeus and Pandora

Zeus and the Great Flood

Zeus, Helios & Phaethon

Zeus, Hera, and Little Io

Zeus, Hades, and the King of Corinth


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Written by Lin Donn
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