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The god, Zeus, as drawn by Rei Inamoto.
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Jupiter

In Roman mythology, Jupiter was the king of heaven and Earth and of all the Olympian gods. He was also known as the god of justice. He was named king of the gods in the special meeting that followed his overthrow of the god Saturn and the Titans. In the council of the gods that followed, Jupiter was crowned Lord of Heaven and Earth and of all the gods. He granted Neptune dominion over the Sea, and his other brother Pluto dominion over the underworld.

Jupiter's wife was Juno, who was very jealous of the attention that he paid to other goddesses and women. Jupiter would often disguise himself as a bird or animal in order to sleep with other women. Usually, when Juno found out about the affair, she would severely punish the woman. Although not often written about, Juno possessed great power. Those that made her angry paid the price.

For example, Jupiter fell in love with the lovely Io. Jupiter turned Io into a cow to protect her from Juno. However, when Juno found out about the affair she tied up the cow. When Io escaped, Juno sent a gadfly to constantly sting Io for eternity.

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