Who was the goddess that was born from zeus' head?
Birth of Athena Zeus came to lust after Metis, and chased her in his direct way. Metis tried to escape, going so far as to change her form many times; she changed into various creatures such as hawks, fish, and serpents. However, Zeus was both determined and equally proficient at changing form. He continued his pursuit until she relented. An oracle of Gaea then prophesied that Metis' first child would be a girl and that her second child would be a boy that would overthrow Zeus, similarly to what had happened to his father and grandfather. Zeus took this warning to heart. When he next saw Metis, he initially flattered her and put her at her ease. Then, with Metis' guards down, Zeus opened his mouth and swallowed her and her unborn child. This was the end of Metis, but also the beginning of Zeus' wisdom. After a time, Zeus developed an unbearable headache, which made him scream out of pain so loudly it could be heard throughout the earth. The other gods came to see what the problem was. Hermes realized what needed to be done and directed Hephaestus to take a wedge and split open Zeus's skull. Out of the skull sprang Athena, fully grown and in a full set of armour. Due to the way of her birth, she became the goddess of intelligence and wisdom
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Ther is no specific date for the birth of Zeus, but it was before the time of men on the earth.
Zeus is the leader god. he is the god of ligtning and the sky. and that's all there is to it
Zeus was born in Crete, the son of Rhea and Cronus. His father had heard a prophesy that he would be overthrown by his son just as Cronus had overthrown his father. To prevent this he devoured each of his sons as they were born. Zeus was saved from being devoured by his father Cronus, as his mot…her Rhea wrapped a rock in a blanket and gave it to him instead. (MORE)
The nymphs were the minor nature goddesses who cared for Zeus whenhe was an infant. Their names were Adrasteia and Ida.
Zeus' wife is Hera, the Queen of Heaven. She is the goddess of marriage, and also a protector of families.
hera thought he was hot but a cheater. athena&artemis&hestia thought he was a butthead. demeter didn't really think about him she had her own troubles with a daughter persephone
Hera is not only the protector of marriage, she was also the goddess of fertility, childbirth, marriage, and was the queen and wife of Zeus.
Athene is the goddess of wisdom and war strategy. She was very clever. She is the daughter of Zues. Legend has it, before Athene was born, Zeus set persuit on a beautiful goddess named Mitus. When he finally caught her they both turned into beautiful rings and "hooked up." However, later an oracle, …which is like a profecy, said that if he loved Mitus again, she would give birth to a son who would overpower him. So the next time Zues saw Mitus, she was obviously trying to court him, but Zues feared for his reputation. So he swallowed Mitus whole. Many years later he recieved a severe headache. He had his skull cracked open to find the source of the headache and it was Athene who had been birthed inside of Zues and was poking his brain with a spear. That is the story of Athene. (MORE)
Hera is the goddess of marriage. She is the wife of Zeus. Their children include Hephaestus and Ares.
\nAthena is the goddess of wisdom. She is Zeus's favorite daughter. Her mother is Metis. When Zeus swallowed Metis because he was afraid of a son Metis was going to have, Zeus had a big headache, some one split open his head and out came Athena.
In Greek mythology, Athena is the shrewd companion of heroes and the goddess of heroic endeavor. She is the virgin patron of Athens, which built the Parthenon to worship her. Zeus swallowed her mother the Titan Metis (who was his consort) and Athena burst forth from his forehead fully armed with w…eapons given by her mother. (MORE)
Zeus was born in Crete, the son of Titan Cronus (also known as Kronus) and Rhea. Zeus overthrew his father to become the ruler of the Olympians.
She was a powerful goddess worshipped by many the myth of her birth is that she sprouted shraight out the head of Zeus full grown?
Athena.. She was a sex craved freak just like her dad.. She raped Aphrodites, the godess of sex !
The goddess that didn't sprang out of Zeus' head was Athena. Earlier, Zeus had swallowed his wife Metis because he was told that if Metis had a son, that the son would overthrow his father. Later, Zeus got a pounding headache. He told Hephaestus (his son by Hera) to cut open Zeus' head. Then, Athena… jumped out, in full armor and ready for a battle. (MORE)
No because Hera was Zeus's wife and the Greeks could only marry one person at a time.
Hera, goddess of marriage and Queen of Heaven (and the gods, after she married Zeus).
marriage and fertility Hera was the goddess of marriage and childbirth. She was the goddess of women and marriage.
Zeus was King of the gods, so he was a god. His wife hera was queen and she was a goddess
Zeus is the God of the sky and lightning. His symbols are oak leaves, an eagle, and a lightning bolt. Athena is the Goddess of archeology, architects, and architecture. Hope I helped!!! :)
Athena Zeus and Metis got pregnant with Athena. When Zeus heard a prophecy that said any offspring of Metis and Zeus would be better then him he ate Metis. Metis gave birth to Athena in Zeus. Zeus complained of headaches, because Metis was doing spells in him, so he had a Hephaestus cut his head o…pen. And out poped Athena from his forehead with weapons her mother gave her. Athena had thunderbolt and Aegis which she shared with Zeus. (MORE)
Hestia is the goddess of the hearth and home. She is a sister of Zeus.
delphi was the first goddess and that is why the temple of delphi was named to honor her
Zeus' wife, Hera, was the goddess of : Â· women Â· marriage Â· sky Â· stars She was also the leader of the gods of marriage. she was the Queen of the Gods, and had a very bad temper.
No: the goddess of love was Aphrodite, according to differing myths she was daughter in law by her marriage to Hephaestus, his great aunt by being born of Ouranus's blood: and daughter herself to Zeus with Dione. The wife of Zeus was Hera, who was both his sister and his wife, she was a goddess o…f sky, marriage, and women. (MORE)
The thunderbolt was given to Zeus by the Kyklopes as a reward for freeing them and defeating Kronos.
Athena was born from Zeus's forehead because Zeus swallowed her mother because he knew that any child of hers could over through him.
Zeus' first wife was Metis, the goddess of prudence. She was the mother of Athena.
The story of her birth comes in several versions. In the one most commonly cited, Zeus lay with Metis, the goddess of crafty thought and wisdom, but he immediately feared the consequences. It had been prophesied that Metis would bear children more powerful than the sire,  even Zeus himself. In …order to forestall these dire consequences, after lying with Metis, Zeus "put her away inside his own belly;" he "swallowed her down all of a sudden."  He was too late: Metis had already conceived. Eventually Zeus experienced an enormous headache; Prometheus, Hephaestus, Hermes, Ares, or Palaemon cleaved Zeus's head with the double-headedMinoan axe, the labrys . Athena leaped from Zeus's head, fully grown and armed, with a shout- "and pealed to the broad sky her clarion cry of war. And Ouranos trembled to hear, and Mother Gaia..." . Plato, in the Laws , attributes the cult of Athena to the culture of Crete, introduced, he thought, from Libya during the dawn of Greek culture Got that from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athena (MORE)
Zeus and his brothers divided the world between them. Hades got the underworld, Poseidon the sea and Zeus the sky (and more or less the earth). So Zeus was on Mt Olympus more than his brothers and was the oldest male god present. So ...
actually he is not a goddess he is a god and the reason he is a god is because he was brave to kill his own father the kings of the titans and he was also the one who saved all his brothers and sisters and they were so thankful that they let him be the god of all gods and goddess
Actually Zeus was born in the on mount Olympus (a really high mountain in Greece were most of the Greek gods and goddesses lived)
There were at least three Greek deities with this nature; Angelia, a daughter of Hermes. Hermes, the personal herald of Zeus, the king of the Gods, and the patron-god of all heralds. Iris, was the goddess of the rainbow, the messenger of the Olympian gods. She was often represented as the handmaid…en and personal messenger of Hera. (MORE)
Iris, was the goddess of the rainbow, the messenger of the Olympian gods. She was often represented as the handmaiden and personal messenger of Hera.
Athena, she burst forth from his forehead fully armed with weapons given by her mother
No. Firstly, Zeus was not a goddess- he was male, and therefore a god. Secondly, he was the god of the sky, not of love. Aphrodite was the goddess of love and beauty in Greek mythology.
Athena was born full-grown from Zeus' head. There had been a prophecy that the children of Zeus and Metis would be more powerful than Zeus, so Zeus tricked Metis into becoming a fly and he swallowed her. However, Metis was already pregnant and she gave birth to Athena inside of Zeus. Metis made a ro…be and helmet for her daughter; all the hammering inside gave Zeus a headache, so he asked Hephaestus to cleave his head open. At this point, Athena sprang from Zeus' head in full armor and armed with the weapons Metis had given her. Athena (MORE)
You must be referring to the incident when Zeus had such a horrible headache that his son, Hephaestus, ran to his father's aid, splitting his skull open with a mighty blow. From that wound sprang the fully grown and armored Athena.
Techincally, yes. She participated in the Titanomachy on the side of the gods, and as a personification, is a child of Pallas (a Titan) and Styx (a primordial).
it was Athena. Zeus swallowed his wife, Metis, when she was pregnant because he believed her child would be a boy who would be powerful enough to overtake Zeus himself. some time later Zeus began to have unbearable headaches; he ordered Hephastus to cut his head open with an axe. when he did, Athena… sprang forth fully grown, dressed in armour, and ready for battle. (MORE)
Since ALL of the Greek divinities came from a singular source (Chaos), then yes, all of the gods and goddesses are related in one way shape or form. In the example given below, Aphrodite was born after Kronos castrated his father Ouranos, and cast his genitals into the sea. After some time, the sea …foam produced Aphrodite, who was taken in as one of the Olympians, even though she is of the same generation of deities as the Titans. She would be Zeus' aunt. -Indiriel _____________ Not all. The goddess Aphrodite was formed by sea foam. (MORE)
yes all are kids but Hades and Poseidon and his wife Hera and her sisters. Aphrodite is not a child of Zeus. She born of Uranus' severed genitals when they fell into the sea.
Athena (or Minerva in Roman Mythology) was the goddess who emerged out of his father's head, as a fully armed warrior.
Kronos had 3 children, Zeus Poseidon & Hades. The three of them decided on who got what part of the world. Zeus got the sky, Poseidon, the sea and Hades got the underworld. BTW Zeus is a GOD not a godess. Godesses are female. Gods are male.
There are plenty of mortals that Zeus killed, but he did not kill any gods or goddesses.
It isn't sure; he may have, she certainly had a child called Priapos whose father is sometimes called Zeus or Dionysus or Adonis.
Atropos Clotho Lachesis Persephone Aphrodite Ersa Carea Limos Aglaea Euphrosyne Thalia Eileithyia Eris Hebe Angelos Artemis Athena Calliope Clio Erato Euterpe Melpomene Polyhymnia Terpsichore Thalia Urania Helen of Troy (possibly) Melinoe Nemean Lion Pandia Astraea Nymphs of …Eridanos Nemesis Dike Eirene Eunomia Aletheia Ate The Litae Tyche (MORE)
Zeus is the head of the Greek pantheon; he has no god or goddess. He is a god, the chief god as it were.
Athena was the daughter of Zeus; she was a Olympian goddess of wise counsel, war, the defence of towns, heroic endeavour, weaving, pottery and other crafts.
Hera is Zeus's wife (as well as one of his sisters). She is thegoddess of women and marriage.
No. He was born out of Zeus's' mind. Zeus had a really bad headache one day until Athena came out. That is why she is the god of wisdom to the Greeks.