Are Zeus and Hades the most powerful gods?
No Hades is not One of the most powerful gods Zeus and Posiden
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He was the ruler of mount Olympus and the god that started and ended the war against the titans. He ruled everything that ever happened even the other gods. "Take a golden cord, hang it from heaven. Let gods and goddesses, all together, grab hold of one end of it and pull. You'd not drag …Zeus, the highest counselor, down from heaven to the ground, never, no matter how hard you tried to do it. But when I wished to pull in earnest, I'd yank up earth itself, the sea as well. I'd loop that cord round some Olympian peak and hang it in mid-air-the whole of it. I'm that much stronger than the gods and men" -From Book8 of Homers The Iliad ( Full Answer )
They fought against their father, Kronos (Chronos) as well as the rest of the Titans.
The Greeks believed that Zeus had power over weather and that hecould throw lightning bolts as weapons. He could shapeshift andfrequently used this to engage in affairs.
Similarities; Brothers by Rhea and Cronus, both are married (Hera for Zeus; Persephone for Hades) and both are considered kings - or rulers - of the deities who dwell within their realms; Zeus of the Heavens and Hades of the Underworld. Both fought the Titans. Both had multiple lovers. Differe…nces; Zeus is more active in mythology for all that Hades is the elder brother between the two of them; Zeus is the god of the sky above earth, and Hades of the Underworld beneath. Hera is Zeus's sister-wife, while Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter who are siblings of Hades. ( Full Answer )
She must be considered very powerful, as when she is mourning the loss of her daughter, she stops everything from growing on the earth!
All the gods had some power or other. They did not get it, they just had it.
Zeus is the king of the gods and the heavens. Apollo is a son of Zeus and the Titan goddess Leto, his sister is Artemis the goddess of the moon and the hunt; he was the god of the sun and music. Ares was the son of Zeus and Hera, he is the god of war. Hades is the elder brother of Zeus, and go…d of the Underworld and it's ruler. ( Full Answer )
They were in origin the gods of the land, sea, and sky, and they were created to explain the 'why' of the natural world.
He ruled Hell. For one, it wasn't hell, and 2, he was the shepherd of your soul or shade. He was in charge of keeping those that entered the underworld, aka Hades, in the underworld. He also was the one who chose your punishment if you were evil, and you would spend eternity in tartarus, or hell. …if you were good he let u reside in the elysian feild, or heaven. ( Full Answer )
He can get ANYONE to listen to him and when he gets mad he can throw lightning bolts or thunder bolts!!! :)
In the old books of greek mythology it always appeared that Zeus always beat Hades in terms of power and luck, so yes Zeus is the better god. However, the house of Hades was equally important in terms of preserving balance.
legend has it that he controlls all and everything that flies, he controls electricity with his bolt and his land is the sky.
well Zeus can fry you alive with his lighting bolt...that's really all i know...call me
As a "god" in Greek mythology, Zeus was no more or less than any other god could be considered; he won and lost in battles and arguments(his early loss against Typhon being one of the most notable and significant), and was subject to the will of the Fates like anyone else, and in this respect, he is… not a "force of nature" type deity. These "forces of nature" include Gaia, Uranos, Chaos, the Fates, etc. who are ancient and primordial "gods" that are potentially more "powerful" than Zeus...even though he is the Lord of the Earth and Ruler of Olympus; also the River Gods have been shown to be sovereign from Zeus' rule, and the Fates themselves state that they serve a "greater goddess whose name is Necessity". But even though Zeus is *not* the most powerful, what makes him "great" and "powerful" is how he wields what power he does have; in that respect, then yes: Zeus *is* one of the most powerful gods. It should definitely be noted that his weaponry carried a great deal of that strength, being the terrific Thunderbolt that was crafted by the three Cyclopes for Zeus; this weapon did not exist until they created it for him in order to defeat the aforementioned Typhon, who had stripped Zeus of his tendons and imprisoned him in a cave...previous to that, he carried his father Cronus' sickle/scythe as his symbol of power but it was destroyed by Typhon during their fight. With the Thunderbolt firmly in hand, Zeus silenced Typhon and took back the command of Earth and Olympus from him; the Thunderbolt has been his symbol of power ever since. ( Full Answer )
he had the power of lightning and the sky he was lord of all the other gods there leader!
Cronus was told by his father Uranus and Mother Earth that one of his own sons would someday over throw him. Cronus then swallowed the first five children that his wife, Rhea, bore him: Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon to stop this from happening. He meant to swallow the next child, Zeus, …but Rhea tricked him and saved the baby. She substituted a stone wrapped in cloth for the baby and gave in to Cronus. Zeus was raised by nymphs and grew to manhood in secrecy of his father. Eventually, he returned home and became cup-bearer for Cronus. After drinking poison mixed into his drink by Zeus, Cronus vomited up his five children and the stone. This is how Poseidon came to the world. After releasing his brothers, Zeus led a war against Cronus and the other Titans. The war went on for ten years when Zeus, Poseidon & Hades released the Cyclopes from captivity. In gratitude, the Cyclopes gave each of the brothers a weapon. Poseidon received a trident, Zeus a thunderbolt, and Hades a helmet of darkness. They used these gifts to finally defeat Cronus and the rest of the titans. Now that the three brothers were the rulers of all existence they decided to draw lots to determine their domains. Poseidon drew water, Zeus drew the sky, and Hades drew the underworld. And that is how "The Big Three" got their powers. ( Full Answer )
Zeus was the most powerful god because he defeated his father, the Titan Kronos. He helped his siblings(Hera, Poseidon, Hades, Demeter, and Hestia) out of Kronos' stomach, then became the King of the Gods.
They were probably aware of them when they were born, or when they were regurgitated by their father in the case of Hades and Poseidon.
They got along well enough. They are brothers, so they do love each other, but they do have their disagreements as any brothers will.
Zeus is the chief god in Greek mythology. He is the god of thunder. The "big three" are Poseidon, Hades, and Zeus. Zeus is the chief god so he is also the most powerful god in Greek mythology.
The powers of Hades are as follows: he rules over the dead with absolute power, he has control of the furies, he has a helmet that can make him invisible, he can get the god of sleep who lives in the underworld to give others dreams, he can make a person wealthy or poor, he also fears nothing, and i…s believed to have a close friendship with the Fates which would ensure good luck. He would also decide weather your soul went to Tartarus, the Asphodel Medows, Elysium, or the Isles of the Blessed. ( Full Answer )
he shoots lightning from da sky! he can control anything in the sky like storms and lightning. he can basically do anything else except the things other gods can do ex. poseidon with water. Zeus cant do anything with it
After death, he decided where you went to spend the rest of eternity. Hades is one of the most powerful deities in Greek Mythology. He forms a trinity of power balance, along with Zeus, the ruler of Heaven, and Poseidon, the ruler of the Oceans. It was said that he held control of many titans an…d cyclops who lost during the Olympian War against the gods, which serves as a testament to his power. And he could send any god or mortal to Tartarus, the most hellish place in the universe. Not even Zeus dared to traverse through Tartarus, while Hades did so naturally. He ultimately held the control of life and death of mortals and certain gods, as when he sent some of his most hated enemies to death. And he could bring back any mortal that had not passed through the field of Elysium three times. ( Full Answer )
They are equals ------- Zeus is the strongest as he is ruler of all the gods. Poseidon is next, then Hades. But in a fight Hades would win because Zeus and Poseidon aren't aloud in the underworld so Hades would wait tell Poseidon was down and then attack Zeus when he was weak.
'Zeus' is an ancient mythological Greek/Roman god. 'Yahweh' is the personal name of God in the Hebrew Bible. Thus 'Yahweh' is the God of the Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Poseidon and Hades -are- Gods, they are just as powerful as Zeus, they simply reign over different areas. Poseidon has the sea, and Hades has the Underworld.
Zeus betrayed his brothers Hades and Poseidon by having a child after swearing on the river Styx that none of them would have a child being that there powers were too powerful, so yes, Zues did betray Hades
I believe the most influential God is Cupid. And the most influential Goddess is Aphrodite, because Cupid and Aphrodite can talk to everyone though love and happiness. I think everyone speaks that language. That's why it makes them both the most influential God's because love is the most powerful th…ing and they are equals . And if we didn't have love we would be unpoetical and speechless and Zeus is just unlucky because he is less talented in that way of speaking though hearts and not breaking them . Hope this helps twilightdarcey also on twitter, formspring, HYPEBEAST ( Full Answer )
because he was the god who wasn't eaten by Kronos, who freed his brothers and sisters from Kronos, and he is the lord of the sky, and the head god.
Zeus had the powers of electricity shooting, flying, summoning, and most likely eagle mimicry. Zeus also had a fur cushion on his throne that when he shook it above the earth it created rain.
Zeus did not "send Hades to the Underworld"; just as Zeus rules the heavens, Hades rules the Underworld. According to one of the myths, Zeus selected the Heavens as his realm, and allowed Poseidon to select next because he was eldest. That left Hades (or more accurately Plouton) the Underworld as …his realm, which he found suited him just fine. ( Full Answer )
Athena is not one of the Elder Three gods, Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon, but she is one of the Twelve Olympians. By the way, Athena is a goddess , not a god .
Zeus is the Greek god of the sky. He basically has the abilities to control the sky, more or less his abilities are to create storms and such. But he doesn't control the wind, there are four other gods that were said to control the winds, each of them having their own section north, south, east, and… west. ( Full Answer )
Zeus lives on Mt. Olympus with all the rest of the Olympians, but since Hades is in charge of the Underworld that's where he lives. Hope I helped you :)
Cronus was a titan and the father of the majority of the Greek gods including Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades.
he defeated his father and cut his fathers stomach open and helped his brothers and sisters
I think its ares the god of war.It is said to be that he is the one who destroy athens.And also, Hercules.
Greek gods were not superheroes with set powers and weaknesses. He could do pretty much whatever he wanted. In the Underworld his rule was absolute.
Hades wasn't very well liked by most Greeks because he was the Lord of the Dead. The had many names for him like "Pluoton" (The Wealthy One) or "Zeus of the Underworld".
Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades were all sons of Rhea and Kronos, powerful titans, and their powers were acquired from their parents and what realm they were assigned to control, for example, Zeus has the sky and he is in control of lightning.
no, Tartarus is the lowest and worst pit in the underworld. Hades rules the Underworld. hope this helped!
It shouldn't be phased as "good one" because if you go back to the actual myths non of them were good, but if you want the "better one" the answer would be Hades. If you find it surprising you shouldn't, it true. In all the myths the only really bad things Hades did was kidnap two girls, one of whic…h he released soon after, the other Persephone he tricked her into staying and marrying, but even while doing so for half the year she isn't even with him because he lets her go see her mother Demeter. On the other hand Zeus punished Prometheus for giving mortals fire by having him chained to a rock while having an eagle eat out his liver every single day, because he was immortal also he would be there forever. Zeus also ate his first wife Metis, because it was foretold that any child they had together would over throw him, not to mention he raped Hera so she would marry him and when she and the other gods tried to over throw him he punished her by hanging her from Olympus by a silver thread with two anvils tied to her feet and with all his affairs i would want to over throw him as well. Not many people really see it like this, but it's true Hades is defiantly the better one between the two of them. ( Full Answer )
They are greek gods and are brothers. Their father is Kronos, titan of time, and the mother is Gaia.
They were the sons of Cronus who had been king of the Titans and ruler of the universe before the brothers warred against the Titans and won, in winning they had the right to rule each choosing one realm, to Zeus the heavens, Hades the Underworld, and Poseidon the sea.
They were the three most powerful of the Olympians. The three brothers ruled the Earth. Zeus ruled the skies. Poseidon ruled the seas. Hades ruled the Underworld. They were the sons of the Titans Cronus and Rhea.
Cronus was the father, many people mistake him for Chronus, which is the god of time
Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades' kingdoms were selected by 'drawing straws', they were selected by random chance.
Greek myth does not say how long a span of time that Rhea had her children in, so there is no one who can answer that.
Zeus was the most importent god because he is the king of gods. and his wife Juno is the queen of gods. i know this because i take Latin and in Latin Zeus means Jupiter and he is the king of all gods.
The Romans took the Greek legends and gods and renamed them. Zeus' Roman or Latin name is Jupiter. Same god, different name.