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Zeus is the king of the gods in the Greek pantheon. He and his two brothers split the rule of the world, with Hades becoming king of the Underworld, Poseidon, king of the sea, and Zeus, king of the heavens. Zeus is known as Jupiter among the Romans. In art work depicting Zeus, the king of the gods often appears in altered form. He frequently shows up as an eagle, as when he abducted Ganymede, or a bull.
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Jupiter TonansJupiter TonansZeus, Ares, Hermes, Athena, and ApolloOlympian GodsRuins of the Temple of Zeus at OlympiaTemple of Zeus at OlympiaEuropa on the back of Zeus as a white bull. Gustave Moreau, watercolor, c. 1869.Europa and Zeus
Ganymede and ZeusGanymede and ZeusJupiter et Thétis, 1811, by Jean Auguste Dominique IngresJupiter et Thétis, 1811Frieze of Hera and ZeusHera and ZeusZeus Courting Ganymede, by the Penthesileia painter. Red-figure kylix from 450 B.C.Zeus Courting Ganymede
Danae, by Titian, 1554Zeus and Danae

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