Zeus in Wikipedia
In Greek mythology Zeus (pronounced /ˈzuːs/ or /ˈzjuːs/;
Ancient Greek: Ζεύς; Modern Greek: Δίας, Dias) is the "Father
of Gods and men", according to Hesiod's Theogony, who ruled
the Olympians of Mount Olympus as a father ruled the family;
he was the god of sky and thunder in Greek mythology. As
Walter Burkert points out in his book, Greek Religion, "Even
the gods who are not his natural children address him as
Father, and all the gods rise in his presence."(Iliad, book
1.503;533) For the Greeks, he was the King of the Gods, who
oversaw the universe. As Pausanias observed, "That Zeus is
king in heaven is a saying common to all men". In Hesiod's
Theogony, Zeus assigns the various gods their roles. In the
Homeric Hymns he is referred to as the chieftain of the gods.
His symbols are the thunderbolt, eagle, bull, and oak. In
addition to his Indo-European inheritance, the classical
"cloud-gatherer" also derives certain iconographic traits from
the cultures of the Ancient Near East, such as the scepter.
Zeus is frequently depicted by Greek artists in one of two
poses: standing, striding forward, with a thunderbolt leveled
in his raised right hand, or seated in majesty...