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(Ζεύς [Zeús]; Latin Iup(p)iter)

Z., the chief god of the Olympian pantheon and sky-god, son of Kronos and Rhea, frequently appears episodically in ancient myth and its reception in the stories of other figures. The main features of the ancient myth of Z. will be examined here. On the reception of the individual myths, reference is made to the entries for the figures concerned.

A. Name and earliest evidence

The name…

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Krause, Christiane, “Zeus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 4 : The Reception of Myth and Mythology, English edition by David van Eijndhoven, Christine Salazar, and Francis G. Gentry (2010). Original German-language edition: Mythenrezeption: Die antike Mythologie in Literatur, Musik und Kunst von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Herausgegeven von Maria Moog-Grünewald. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 5. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2008). Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps4_e12216820>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004183308, 20101111

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