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ZEUS Greek Gods

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Published on Jun 18, 2008

Zeus (IPA: /zjuːs/; in Greek: nominative: Ζεύς Zeús, genitive: Διός Diós) in Greek mythology is the king of the gods, the ruler of Mount Olympus and the god of the sky and thunder. His symbols are the thunderbolt, eagle, bull and oak. In addition to his Indo-European inheritance, the classical "cloud-gatherer" also derives certain iconographic traits from the cultures of the ancient Near East, such as the scepter. Zeus is frequently depicted by Greek artists in one of two poses: standing, striding forward, with a thunderbolt leveled in his raised right hand or seated in majesty.

Written and narrated by Peter Joucla
Audio created by Robert Nichol AudioProductions

Part of 'ONE MINUTE CULTURE' series for mobile phones - copyright TDFtheatre and RNaudioproductions 2008

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