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Definition: The Zeus was the top Olympian in the Greek pantheon. After he took credit for rescuing his brothers and sisters their father Cronus, Zeus became king of heaven and gave his brothers Poseidon and Hades the sea and the underworld for their domains.

Zeus was the husband of Hera, but he had many affairs with other goddesses, mortal women, and animals. Zeus mated with, among others, Aegina, Alcmena, Calliope, Cassiopea, Demeter, Dione, Europa, Io, Leda, Leto, Mnemosyne, Niobe, and Semele.

In the pantheon, Zeus is known as Jupiter.

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