from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The principal god of the Greek pantheon, ruler of the heavens, and father of other gods and mortal heroes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Zeidae — the John Dory and the Cape dory.
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Rhytismataceae — a fungus discovered on Mount Olympus, with yellow disc-shaped fruiting bodies that grow in the decaying wood of Bosnian pine trees.
- proper n. Supreme ruler of all Greek gods, husband to Hera.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The chief deity of the Greeks, and ruler of the upper world (cf. Hades). He was identified with Jupiter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Gr. Myth., the chief and master of the gods, the supreme deity, omnipresent and all-powerful, generally looked upon as the son of Kronos and Rhea, and held to have dethroned and succeeded his father
- n. [NL. (Linnæus, 1758).] In ichthyology, a genus of acanthopterygian fishes, typical of the family Zenidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. type genus of the family Zeidae
- n. (Greek mythology) the supreme god of ancient Greek mythology; son of Rhea and Cronus whom he dethroned; husband and brother of Hera; brother of Poseidon and Hades; father of many gods; counterpart of Roman Jupiter
But very likely there is also another reason: I believe that the Olympian Zeus, as modelled by Homer and accepted by following generations, was not the original [Greek: _Zeus patêr_] at all, but a usurper who had robbed the old Sky-father of his throne and of his title as well, that he was at the outset a hero-king who some time after his death was raised to the seat and dignity of the old
The Age of Zeus is really effective with the juxtaposition, and I like how the title separates Zeus from the military guys.
Let's start with the name Zeus, which Laurie gave her feathered friend because she considers him the king of birds.
Having faith in Zeus, Set, or Ogbunabali makes as much sense as believing that Brad Pitt or President Obama only exists as long as you believe they do.
Having been accustomed to unquestioning love from his own creation – humanity – Zeus is uncertain as to how to deal with its wavering devotion and mounting uprisings.
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Zeus is hands down the best comic book shop in the Dallas area.
Zeus is on Mt. Olympus sitting upon his throne, crying for his country.
This punishment is especially galling since Prometheus was instrumental in Zeus 'victory in the Titanomachy.
Well Zeus is always kind to his sons, anyone else who makes him mad he punishes. freemachine
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