Zeus and the Conquest of Power – Great Greek Myths

To earn the title of Master of Olympus, Zeus took many important steps, and overcame many challenges. His story is one of an incredible conquest of power, dating back to time immemorial, when the world began. Born from Chaos, Gaia – Mother Earth – mated with Uranus, the sky.

After defeating his father, who was the ruler before him, Zeus beame the father of the gods and humanity

Everyone owed Zeus obedience.

He was the lord of the elements:

  1. The violent wind
  2. life-giving rain

By making decisions and settling disputes, he maintained social order.

He controlled lightning, which was the only weapon of mass destruction during his time

In one hand, he held a scepter made of cypress wood. It was a symbol of royalty.

In the other hand, he held the aegis, which he uses to create thunderbolts.

His palace was on Mount Olympus.

His son Hephaestu built it.

Hephaestus was the god of fire and blacksmiths.

In the beginning, was darkness and chaos a void

Out of the darkness came Gaea. She was the primordial goddess–the mother goddess–Mother Earth.

From the womb  of Gaea came mountains, caves, planes, rivers,

Eros appeared. Eros is the irresistible force that urged mankind to mate.

Gaea was the first being. She had no one to love–no one with which to mate.

She created Uranus the sky

Uranus lay on top of Gaia

Eros breathed desire into Uranus and he and Gaia made love for 1,000 days,

The Titans and female Titans


Hundred Handed ones


All the children were trapped inside Gaia, and  Uranus was perpetually on top of her. Gaea was literally being smushed, and the situation was made worse because her children were trapped inside her.

If they tried to escape, Uranus shoved them back inside Gaia,

Gaea was exhausted and furious

She ordered kids to rebel against Uranus

No one moved except the youngest  Cronus.

When Uranus came to make love, Chronos cut off his testicles and cast them into the sea.

Sky and earth separated

They say that the drops of rain were Uranus’s tears of regret.

Cronos mated with Rhea, but he devoured her children.

Rhea ran away, pregnant with Zeus. They escaped to Crete

Rhea gave Cronos a stone, Thinking it was his son, he ate it but didn’t die

Zeus grew up in Crete nectar and ambrosia gaia and nymphs watched him

He sucked goat nymph,

Amalthaea, in Greek (originally Cretan) mythology, the foster mother of Zeus, king of the gods. She is sometimes represented as the goat that suckled the infant god in a cave in Crete, sometimes as a nymph who fed him the milk of a goat.Aug 16, 2022 britanica 


Amalthaea | Greek nymph – Britannica

Goat was turned into constellation capricorn

Curates make loud noises to camouflage the baby’s cries,

Zeus met Metis

Oceanid Metis
According to Hesiod, Zeus had seven wives. His first wife was the Oceanid Metis, whom he swallowed on the advice of Gaia and Uranus, so that no son of his by Metis would overthrow him, as had been foretold. Later, their daughter Athena would be born from the forehead of Zeus.

Zeus – Wikipedia

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goddess of wisdom and cunning

Terrible war between olympians and titans

The Titanomachy, in Greek mythology, was the great war that occurred between the Titans, the old generation of Greek gods, and the Olympian gods, led by Zeus

Gaia brings Cyclops into the mix to end the war,

cyclops bring weapons of thunder and lighting

Zeus with aid of cyclops defeat titans.

But Gaia was mad because z had defeated his kids the titans.

Gaia brings the giants into the fight

Zeuss tried to overcome gaia with a magic herb


Traditionally, Heracles was the son of Zeus and Alcmene (see Amphitryon), granddaughter of Perseus. Zeus swore that the next son born of the Perseid house should become ruler of Greece, but—by a trick of Zeus’s jealous wife, Hera—another child, the sickly Eurystheus, was born first and became king.

Heracles whose arrows defeated all


Typhon, also spelled Typhaon, or Typhoeus, in Greek mythology, youngest son of Gaea (Earth) and Tartarus (of the nether world

Typhon, also spelled Typhaon, or Typhoeus, in Greek mythology, youngest son of Gaea (Earth) and Tartarus (of the nether world). He was described as a grisly monster with a hundred dragons’ heads who was conquered and cast into the underworld by Zeus. In other accounts, he was confined in the land of the Arimi in Cilicia or under Mount Etna or in other volcanic regions, where he was the cause of eruptions. Typhon was thus the personification of volcanic forces. Among his children by his wife, Echidna, were Cerberus, the three-headed hound of hell, the multiheaded Lernean Hydra, and the Chimera. He was also the father of dangerous winds (typhoons), and by later writers he was identified with the Egyptian god Seth.

Half beast half man. His head touched the stars. His arms stretched out stretched from the east to the west. fire burned in his eyes. Serpents were coiled around his lower limbs,When he moved he made terrible noises–bellowing of bull combined with roar of a lion.

When Typhon set out for Olympus, the panic-stricken gods fled to Egypt and disguised themselves as animals:

Apollo became a hawk

hermes ibis

aries fish

gyanessys a goat

ephistes an ox

zeus stayed behind to fight

This is how the greek gods and egyptian mixed.

Zeus toppled a mountain on top of

Zeuss sky

poseidon sea’

hades darkness and under2o4le