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The supreme sky god of Greek mythology.

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Zeus impregnates her with a golden shower. Apollodorus 2.4.1: When Acrisius inquired of the oracle how he should get male children, the god said that his daughter would give birth to a son who would … say that Zeus had intercourse with her in the shape of a stream of gold which poured through the roof into Danae's lap. When Acrisius afterwards learned that she had got a child Perseus, he would not …
asked Apr 30 '15 by durron597
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I don't think it's explicitly said, but essentially, as being constantly unable to control himself, yet still being married to Hera, Zeus had two problems: Hera, ever jealous was constantly after … him. As a result, Zeus kept trying different tricks with which to hide from her (which never worked). Once, he tried blanketing the earth in clouds and transforming Io into a cow. From Ovid's …
answered Apr 30 '15 by durron597
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brute force, they urged wide-seeing Olympian Zeus in accord with the advice of Gaia to be king and lord, and he apportioned provinces to them well. However, in the Iliad, it says this (emphasis mine … brethren are we, begotten of Cronos, and born of Rhea,—Zeus, and myself, and the third is Hades, that is lord of the dead below. And in three-fold wise are all things divided, and unto each hath been …
answered Apr 28 '15 by durron597