"Zeus," Museum of Olympia, Greece.
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In Greek mythology, Zeus (Jupiter in Roman mythology) 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 Cronus and the Titans.
Zeus granted Poseidon (Neptune in Roman mythology) dominion over the Sea, and
his other brother Hades (Pluto in Roman mythology) dominion over the underworld. Zeus's wife was Hera, who was very jealous of the attention that Zeus paid to other goddesses and women.
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