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Zeus is the supreme god and ruler of Olympus. He is known by many titles: Lord of the Sky, the Cloud-gatherer, the Rain-god and Zeus the Thunderer, all of which show which force of nature was considered tobe the most important in Ancient Greece - rain. In most other mythologies the "ruler-god" was usually associated with the sun, butin Greece the climate is hot and dry making rain the scarce, life-giving force. Zeus was the …

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…all his magnificence andsurvive. His favorite daughter Athena eventually was given the Aegisby Zeus. His weapon is, of course the thunderbolt which he hurled atwhoever displeased him. The thunderbolts were fashioned for him by thethree Cyclopes who also were the deciding power in the battle with theTitans. His bird is the Eagle, his tree the Oak. Dodona was his oracle. His will was revealed by the rustling of oak leaves which wasinterpreted by his priests.