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In Greek mythology, the supreme god, the son of Cronus (whom he dethroned) and Rhea, and husband of Hera, traditionally said to have his court on Olympus. Zeus was the protector and ruler of humankind, the dispenser of good and evil, and the god of weather and atmospheric phenomena (such as rain and thunder). His Roman equivalent is Jupiter.

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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