Zeus is the father of the gods, who exercised authority over the Olympic gods in ancient Greek Religion. It is the god of the heavens, lightning, lightning that maintains order and justice in Greek mythology. Its Roman equivalent is Jupiter, while its Etruscan equivalent is Tinia; some authors have established their Hindu equivalent as Indra. Son of the Titan Cronos and Reia, Zeus is the youngest of his brothers; in most traditions he is married, first to Métis, breeding the goddess Athena and then to Hera, although in the oracle of Dodona, his wife is Dione, with whom, according to the Iliad, he would have generated Aphrodite.
He is known for his erotic adventures, which often resulted in divine and heroic descendants, such as Athena, Apollo and Artemis, Hermes, Persephone (with Demeter), Dionysus, Perseus, Heracles, Helena de Troia, Minos, and the Muses (by Mnemosine) ; with Hera, he would have had Ares, Ennio, Ilitia, Éris, Hebe and Hephaestus.
As the German scholar pointed out in his book Greek Religion, "even the gods who are not natural sons of Zeus address him as Father, and all the gods stand before his presence." For the Greeks, it was the King of the Gods, who oversaw the universe. In the words of the ancient geographer Pausânias, "that Zeus is king in the heavens is a saying common to all men." In Theogony, of Hesiod, Zeus is responsible for delegating to each of the gods their proper functions. In Homeric Hymns he is referred to as the "chief of the gods".