: the king of the gods and husband of Hera in Greek mythology compare jupiter

Examples of Zeus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Attached to Her Collar People who saw Zeus were captivated by his size. Michael Lee Simpson, Peoplemag, 14 Sep. 2023 Asclepius was a gifted healer, too gifted perhaps, and he was killed by Zeus for the impiety of raising the dead. Teju Cole, New York Times, 12 Sep. 2023 The birds and flowers are emblems of a tender heart, while the armory of spiky weapons—a spear and a bow on her calves, the thunderclouds of Zeus on her shoulder—are badges of a fighting spirit. Judith Thurman, The New Yorker, 11 Sep. 2023 Myth: Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter, was gathering flowers when Hades burst from the underworld in his black chariot and abducted her. Jay Katsir, The New Yorker, 4 Sep. 2023 The Buddhist pictured God the way Hindus conceived of Brahma or Shiva, or the ancient Greeks imagined Zeus or Athena, the former missionary says. Peggy Fletcher Stack, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Aug. 2023 Attempts to restore harmony to Zeus’ mischief happen often in summer and autumn — known among lovebirds as the wedding season. Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, 27 Aug. 2023 Percy is just coming to terms with his newfound divine powers when the sky god, Zeus (the late Lance Reddick), accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Aug. 2023 Oher begins transforming from a football neophyte raised on the streets into an offensive lineman with the strength of Zeus, the nimbleness of Mikhail Baryshnikov and the size of an upright piano. Kurt Streeter, New York Times, 17 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

1540, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Zeus was in 1540

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“Zeus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zeus. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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