Tuesday, May 26, 2015

ZEUS

ZEUS
"May Zeus with thunders scourge the martial scene
Where Woden tramples o'er th' unhappy green"
H.P. Lovecraft, The Peace Advocate

"Zeus was the king of the gods, the god of sky and weather, law, order and fate. He was depicted as a regal man, mature with sturdy figure and dark beard. His usual attributes were a lightning bolt, royal sceptre and eagle."

"Leda a Queen of Lakedaimonia (in Southern Greece) who was seduced by Zeus in the form of swan. She laid an egg from which were hatched the Dioskouroi twins - one Polydeukes was the son of Zeus, the other Kastor the son of her husband Tyndareus. According to some, she was also the mother of egg-hatched Helene."

"Europa a Princess of Phoinikia (Phoenicia in West Asia) who was abducted to Krete by Zeus in the form of a white bull. She bore him three sons: Minos, Sarpedon and Rhadamanthys."

"Danae a Princess of Argos (in Central Greece) who was imprisoned by her father in a bronze tower. Zeus seduced her in the form of a golden shower, and she gave birth to a son, the hero Perseus."
 Aaron J. Atsma, The Theoi Project: Greek Mythology

"Zeus, the greatest of the Olympian gods, and the father of gods and men, was a son of Cronos and Rhea, a brother of Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Demeter, Hera, and at the same time married to his sister Hera."
Sir William Smith, Dictionary Of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology


2 comments:

  1. O_O What kind of plastic surgery did you administer to Zeus?! He looks like an entirely different god.

    On a couple of separate notes: 1. Will you be able to do ALL of the Great Old Ones, especially on the birthdays of: Lin Carter, Clark Ashton Smith, Brian Lumley, Ramsey Campbell, and Henry Kuttner? 2. I am really skin-crawling excited for the B-movie monster book I saw on your website! I can't wait to see monsters prior to being overlapped by mainstream monsters!

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