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.
also had powers that came from being king of all the gods. These were
powers of government. 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
As the king of all
the gods, there are of course many a myth about the mighty Zeus.
and Prometheus and the Gift of Fire
and the Great Flood
Helios & Phaethon
Zeus, Hera, and Little Io
Hades, and the King of Corinth