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Sculpting marble perfection
of ancient Zeus
the firm body like steal
draping timeworn clothing
Shaping tribute to the Greek God

Copyright © 2002, Trina Zacharias

Greek Mythology
Zeus was the god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods.  Zeus overthrew his Father Cronus.  He then drew lots with his brothers Poseidon and Hades.  Zeus won the draw and became the supreme ruler of the gods.  He is lord of the sky, the rain god.  His weapon is a thunderbolt which he hurls at those who displease him.  He is married to Hera but, is famous for his many affairs.  He is also known to punish those that lie or break oaths.He was the rain god, and the cloud gatherer, who wielded the terrible thunderbolt. His breastplate was the aegis, his bird the eagle, his tree the oak.  He is represented as the god of justice and mercy, the protector of the weak, and the punisher of the wicked.