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Greek Mythology VI - Zeus
How much do you know about the king of gods?
#1 Who was Zeus's father?
#2 Who was Zeus's mother?
#3 Why was Zeus hidden from his father?
Zeus' father planned to sacrifice Zeus to the titans as a peace offering.
Zeus' father had thrown each of his other children from the heavens.
Zeus looked suspiciously like the mailman.
Zeus' mother was pretending to be barren in order to break away from her husband.
Zeus' father had devoured each of Zeus' siblings and was sure to do the same to Zeus.
#4 How did Zeus' mother succeed in hiding him from his father?
She tied a bonnet on a ferret and taught it to gurgle.
She gave birth in secret and then faked a miscarriage.
She wrapped a stone in blankets and convinced Zeus' father that it was his newborn son.
She placed him in a wooden vessel and let him drift off to sea.
She pretended that he was the child of one of her servants.
#5 Who raised and cared for Zeus?
#6 How was the universe divided when Zeus succeeded in overthrowing his father?
Zeus reigned over the entire universe.
Zeus reigned over the land and Poseidon reigned over the sea.
Zeus got Park Place and the Boardwalk, Poseidon got all the railroads, and Hades got stuck with free parking and a "get out of jail free" card.
Zeus reigned over the heavens, Poseidon reigned over the sea, and Hades reigned over the underworld.
Zeus let his father retain control of the sky while he and his siblings took control of the earth.
#7 What did the Aloadae do to wage war against Zeus?
They piled three mountains on top of one another in order to reach the heavens.
They freed the Titans once more.
They caused a rift between Zeus and his brothers, causing them to fight one another.
They followed Zeus around, poking him in the back until he snapped.
They convinced man that the gods were keeping them enslaved.
#8 Who did Zeus marry?
#9 How did Zeus fool his wife into marrying him?
He turned himself into a handsome bull.
He turned himself into a shower of gold.
He turned himself into a beautiful swan.
He turned himself into an elderly billionaire on life-support.
He turned himself into an injured bird.
#10 Zeus was a faithful and loving husband.
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