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Zeus in the HTLJ:Full Circle
Portrayed By Anthony Quinn
Peter Vere-Jones
Roy Dotrice
John Bach
Charles Keating
Peter Rowley
Series HTLJ, XWP, YH
First Appearance Hercules and the Amazon Women
Last Appearance XWP: "God Fearing Child"
Gender Male
Status Alive (HTLJ)/Deceased (XWP)
Residence Olympus
Race Greek God
Also Known As God of lightning and thunder
King of the Olympians
King of the Gods
Cause of Death Stabbed with Rib of Kronos
Killed By Hercules
Romances Hera, Demeter, Alcmene, Leda of Sparta, Leucosia, Lysia
Affiliations Hercules
Mother Rhea
Father Kronos
Brother(s) Poseidon, Hades
Sister(s) Hera, Demeter, Hestia
Son(s) Ares, Hephaestus, Apollo, Hermes, Bacchus, Hercules, Gryphus, Lucius, Castor, Pollux
Daughter(s) Aphrodite, Artemis, Athena, Discord
Other Family Uranus (grandfather), Gaea (grandmother), Deimos (grandson by Ares and Aphrodite), Evander (grandson by Ares and Nemesis), The Destroyer (grandson by Ares and Hope), Hippolyta (granddaughter by Ares), Autolycus (grandson by Hermes), Fortune (granddaughter by Aphrodite and Hermes), Strife (grandson by Discord), Cupid (grandson by Aphrodite and Hephaestus), Deon (grandson by Aphrodite and Jacobus), Psyche (granddaughter-in-law), Bliss (great-grandson), Holidus (son-in-law), Theseus (grandson-in-law), Hippolytus (great-grandson), Deianeira (daughter-in-law), Klonus (grandson by Hercules and Deianeira), Aeson (grandson by Hercules and Deianeira), Ilea (granddaughter by Hercules and Deianeira), Polyphemus (nephew), Triton (nephew), Nautica (great-neice), Iolaus II (great-nephew-in-law), Nemesis ("daughter-in-law"/mother of Evander), Hope ("daughter-in-law"/Mother Of The Destroyer), Dahak ("brother-in-law"/maternal grandfather of The Destroyer), Gabrielle ("sister-in-law"/maternal grandmother of The Destroyer), Herodotus ("father-in-law"/paternal-maternal great-grandfather of The Destroyer), Hecuba ("mother-in-law"/maternal-maternal great-grandmother of The Destroyer), Lila ("cousin-in-law"/great-aunt of The Destroyer)

Zeus is the powerful king of the Olympian gods and the God of lightning and thunder. His father, Kronos, was king of the Titans and when Kronos feared one of his children would steal his throne he began to swallow each of His newborn children. Zeus' mother, Rhea, saved Zeus from this fate. In turn, Zeus freed his siblings from their imprisonment and declared war on Kronos and anyone who supported him in an event that came to be called the Titanomachy. With the Help of the Ribs of Kronos Zeus killed his father and took his place as King of the Gods.

Zeus married his sister Hera who became queen of the Olympians. Zeus was a great lover of mortal women. He took many human sexual partners and thus fathered many half-gods. Sometimes, he would take the form of a mortal man or of an animal when he visited his mortal women. For example, when he fathered Hercules with Alcmene he took the form of Alcmene's dead husband Amphitryon.

Powers Edit

Zeus is probably the most powerful god ever seen in the series. He is capable of manipulating, giving and removing the powers of other gods, altering his appearance, teleportation, immortality and manipulating lightning even at a distance. He has been seen capable of destroying Hera, dispersing her molecules.

Zeus's signature weapons are thunderbolts and lightning in all its forms. Although lightning is occasionally used by other gods, Zeus exclusively uses it, and is more proficient with it than any of the others.



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