American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The principal god of the Greek pantheon, ruler of the heavens, and father of other gods and mortal heroes.
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 In a narrower sense, he was the god of the heavens, and controlled all celestial phenomena, as rains, snows, and tempests, heat and cold, and the lightning. His consort was Hera. Zeus was worshiped universally; but the most renowned of his sanctuaries were those of Olympia in Elis and Do-dona in Epirus. In art Zeus was represented as a majestic and powerful figure, with full beard and flowing hair, in early works sometimes fully draped, but in later art, in general, only lightly draped in the himation. The type fixed by Phidias in the second half of the fifth century b. c., in his great chryselephantine statue for the temple at Olympia, influenced all artists who came after him. The usual attributes of the god are a long staff or scepter, the thunderbolt, the eagle, and sometimes a figure of Victory borne on one hand. The head is generally encircled by a fillet or a wreath; in later sculptures the hair rises from the brow in luxuriant locks like a crown, and falls in masses on either side of the face. Compare
Jupiter. See cut on preceding page, and cut under thunderbolt.
- n. [NL. (Linnæus, 1758).] In ichthyology, a genus of acanthopterygian fishes, typical of the family Zenidæ. It includes several fishes of remarkable appearance, as the John-dory, Z. faber, well known in classic times. See cut under
- n. A taxonomic genus within the family Zeidae — the John Dory and the Cape dory.
- 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.
- n. Greek mythology Supreme ruler of all Greek gods, husband to Hera.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Gr. Myth.) The chief deity of the Greeks, and ruler of the upper world (cf. Hades). He was identified with
- 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
- From Ancient Greek Ζεύς (Zeus). (Wiktionary)
- Greek. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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 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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