- the supreme deity of the ancient Greeks, a son of Cronus and Rhea, brother of Demeter, Hades, Hera, Hestia, and Poseidon, and father of a number of gods, demigods, and mortals; the god of the heavens, identified by the Romans with Jupiter.
Examples from the Web for zeus
And please, please for the love of Zeus (himself a floral crown wearer) use real flowers.Flower Crowns Are Phony and Must Die
September 5, 2014
So that makes 6.8 billion examples of perfection, 6.8 billion sparks of Zeus.David McCullough at Wellesley Commencement: ‘You Are Not Special’ (Video)
The Daily Beast
June 9, 2012
But, as Brian Krebs reported, Zeus was also used to send out bogus emails to .
“Zeus is a perfect case study of what the world looks like,” says Joffe.
Fey, whose name and image hardly suggest box-office prowess, is bigger than Zeus.Stay Frumpy, Tina Fey!
April 11, 2010
"Men say it is not so grand as the statue of Zeus, that we have at Olympia," replied the boy.
Festivals in honour of Zeus, because he delivered men from misfortunes and dangers.
There he made the gold and ivory statue of Zeus that you shall see in Zeus's temple.
The columns and walls of the grand old temple of Zeus fell in a heap.
Then they uncovered the fallen statues of the pediments of Zeus' temple.
- the supreme god of the ancient Greeks, who became ruler of gods and men after he dethroned his father Cronus and defeated the Titans. He was the husband of his sister Hera and father by her and others of many gods, demigods, and mortals. He wielded thunderbolts and ruled the heavens, while his brothers Poseidon and Hades ruled the sea and underworld respectivelyRoman counterpart: Jupiter
Word Origin and History for zeus
supreme god of the ancient Greeks, 1706, from Greek, from PIE *dewos- "god" (cf. Latin deus "god," Old Persian daiva- "demon, evil god," Old Church Slavonic deivai, Sanskrit deva-), from root *dyeu- "to gleam, to shine;" also the root of words for "sky" and "day" (see diurnal). The god-sense is originally "shining," but "whether as originally sun-god or as lightener" is not now clear.