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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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When was Zeus born?

Ther is no specific date for the birth of Zeus, but it was before the time of men on the earth.

Is Zeus the god of goddesses?

Zeus is the leader god. he is the god of ligtning and the sky. and that's all there is to it

Where is Zeus born?

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 ( Full Answer )

What did the other goddesses think about Zeus?

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

What is Athene the goddess of and what is her relation to 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, ( Full Answer )

Who is Athena the goddess of and what is her relation to Zeus?

\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.

What is Athena the goddess of and what is her relation to Zeus?

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 ( Full Answer )

Where was Zeus born?

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.

What goddess sprouted straight out of Zeus' head?

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 ( Full Answer )

What is Zeus god or goddess?

Zeus was King of the gods, so he was a god. His wife hera was queen and she was a goddess

What are Zeus and Athena god or goddess of?

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!!! :)

Which daughter of Zeus shot out his head?

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 ( Full Answer )

What was Zeus' wife the goddess of?

Zeus' wife, Hera, was the goddess of : · women · marriage · sky · stars She was also the leader of the gods of marriage. she was the Queen of the Gods, and had a very bad temper.

What was Zeus' wife the goddess of love?

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 ( Full Answer )

Why was Athena born from Zeus' head?

Athena was born from Zeus's forehead because Zeus swallowed her mother because he knew that any child of hers could over through him.

Why did Athena spring from Zeus' head?

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, [18] even Zeus himself. In ( Full Answer )

Why was Zeus the ruler of all gods and goddesses?

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 ...

Why is Zeus the goddess?

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

Were is Zeus born?

Actually Zeus was born in the on mount Olympus (a really high mountain in Greece were most of the Greek gods and goddesses lived)

Which god or goddess brings a message to Zeus?

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 ( Full Answer )

Which goddess brings a message to Zeus?

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.

Who cracked Zeus' head open?

Athena, she burst forth from his forehead fully armed with weapons given by her mother

Was Zeus the goddess of love?

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.

Which Greek goddesses was born full-grown from Zeus' head?

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 ( Full Answer )

Who hit Zeus over the head?

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.

Is the goddess nike older than Zeus?

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).

What is the daughter of zeus that came out his head?

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 ( Full Answer )

Is Zeus related to all the gods and goddesses?

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 ( Full Answer )

Is goddess Aphrodite Zeus' daughter?

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.

How did Zeus became the supreme goddess?

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.

Who is know as a goddess and daughter of Zeus?

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 ( Full Answer )

Who is Zeus' god or goddess?

Zeus is the head of the Greek pantheon; he has no god or goddess. He is a god, the chief god as it were.

Was Athena born head of Zeus?

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.