"Temple of Jupiter" by Giovanni Battista Cipriani.
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In Roman mythology, Jupiter (Zeus in Greek 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
Saturn (Cronus in Greek
mythology) and the Titans. In the council of the gods that followed
overthrow, Jupiter was crowned Lord of Heaven and Earth and of
all the gods. He granted
dominion over the Sea, and
his other brother
over the underworld. Jupiter's wife was Juno (Hera in Greek mythology), who was
very jealous of the attention that Jupiter paid to other goddesses and
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