However, Hera soon realized that the infant was indeed Hercules and still wanted him killed. One day, while baby Hercules was asleep in his crib, Hera sent two snakes to kill him but fail as the infant was able to wake up and strangle the serpents with his given
Kronos was a terrible titian, he was very selfish and worried more about his power than his own children. As a result, whenever one of his children was born he ate them. Zeus was lucky enough to be saved by Rhea and Gaea so when he came of age he decided to help his siblings that were trapped in Kronos. Zeus wanted to make things right for his mother and grandmother too, so he got a drugged drink that would cause Kronos to release his siblings. Furthermore, taking down Kronos was not the only good thing Zeus did in the myth, “The Cyclopes were so
Persephone, Demeter’s daughter, went to pick flowers but Hades seized the girl and took her to the dark Underworld. Demeter wanted nothing more than to get her child back, so she brought devastation to the world. Zeus, not looking out for just his interests, agrees to the following, “Give me back my child, and the earth shall grown fertile once more. Unwillingly, Zeus granted Demeter’s request” (Demeter 2). This quote really emphasises the fact that Zeus could have made any decision he wanted.
In the ancient Greek myths Perseus was a demigod. His father was was the God Zeus and is mother was Danae. His grandfather Acrisius locked Persues and his mother into a large chest and sent them out to sea. He did so because the Oracle of Delphi prophecized that Perseus was going to kill
The thought of leaving him brought tears to her eyes and painful throbs to her heart, but she managed to raise her voice. “Your majesty, I have come to tell you that I must… return. I know that Demeter is killing humans to get me back. I must go back to stop her. Please… let me go.” Knowing Persephone, Hades knew that she would want to leave to stop Demeter, but still, hearing the words from her mouth caused him excruciating pain.
Apollo, son of Zeus and Leto, is often called, “the most Greek of all the god” (29) for his beautiful physique and music. Hercules is too the Greek’s hero, because he represents the “classic hero”, with lots of strength, courage and emotion. What isolates Hercules from other Greek heroes is his compulsion to mend what he think to be his mistakes, though are not always his. Since the gods rarely receive punishment for their mistakes, Hercules must suffer at the expense of Hera, though it was her jealousy that truly killed his family. However, Hercules feels it his doing, so he quickly attempts to cleanse himself of his actions, by killing himself; “Shall I spare my own life then?” he said.
Rhea didn’t like this so she asked her parents for help and they came up with a plan. When Rhea had her sixth child, Zeus, she hid him on the island Crete and gave Cronus a rock the same size in a blanket. Cronus fell for it and swallowed the rock whole. Zeus lived safely on Crete. He and Gaia make Cronus throw up the children he had eaten.
Apollo had found his cattle missing but a little birdy pointed in Hermes way; of course, Apollo was furious but Hermes paid him in return with a beautiful Lyre. Another myth that Hermes played a role in was when Hades stole Persephone from Demeter; Hermes had been called upon by Zeus to retrieve Persephone from Hades and due to the curse put upon Persephone by Hades, Hermes had to keep delivering Persephone from Hades back to Demeter. Hermes was also a caretaker of several of Zeus’s children so they would be kept safe, of those children being Dionysus who was also the last Olympian
Like Poseidon, Zeus would affect Odysseus’ journey and bring him off course. Odysseus goes to the land of the Cicones and raids it, and steals many things. This is what causes Zeus to be mad at Odysseus. Afterwards, when Odysseus is sailing away he explains to Homer how “...doomed appeared to us, dark word of Zeus for us, for our evil days”(Homer 684). Since Odysseus and his men did malicious actions Zeus intends on punishing them.