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Jupiter is the Roman counterpart to the Greek Zeus.
  Greek mythology:  the most supreme of the gods
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Zeus was the son of Rhea and Cronus whom he dethroned. He was husband and brother of Hera, and brother of Poseidon and Hades. He was the father of many gods.
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  • Jupiter is the Roman counterpart to the Greek Zeus.
  • Lord Zeus was most upset.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • She hates all children of Zeus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • First I bowed to Zeus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian

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  • Zeus declared the matter closed!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • 2) Thy might, O Zeus, what mortal power can quell?
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • Odysseus longs to die .
    Olympian Zeus,
    have you no care for him in your lofty heart?
    Did he never win your favor with sacrifices
    burned beside the ships on the broad plain of Troy?
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Ah, Father Zeus almighty over gods and men!
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Zeus meanwhile, from the utmost snowy height of ridged Olympos, gave command to Themis to call the gods together.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Aphrodite, Apollo, Hermes, and Zeus were all real, and had one Loric parent.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four

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  • My mind stewed in confusion, but one memory floated to the surface—the voice of my father, Zeus: YOUR FAULT.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Zeus, the chief god, was angry at man and at Prometheus for taking some of his precious sun.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • An appeasement from Zeus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Zeus and Hera!
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Reptile Room
  • She liked to tell us stories about Persephone and Zeus.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • I can name the nine Muses and the seven loves of Zeus.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • He was only our camp director because Zeus had sent him here as a punishment for chasing some off-limits wood nymph.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Does Zeus look familiar?
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Zeus was in the back of the Jeep, tongue out, nose lifted to the wind as the Jeep sped toward the highway.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Not just because her dad was Zeus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • The cornucopia or "horn of plenty" was a tribute to Baphomet’s fertility and dated back to Zeus being suckled by a goat whose horn broke off and magically filled with fruit.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • I’m guessing that’s Zeus—uh, I mean, Jupiter’s?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Charlie shot an incredulous glance at Carlisle, still standing by the front door; he looked like Zeus’s younger, better-looking brother.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • How are you going to save them from Svidrigailovs, from Afanasy Ivanovitch Vahrushin, oh, future millionaire Zeus who would arrange their lives for them?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • "Google ’George Washington Zeus.’ "
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • OEDIPUS THE KING Suppliants of all ages are seated round the altar at the palace doors, at their head a PRIEST OF ZEUS.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • The cops will look and look and look, because he is not just good old Joe Blow from Kokomo; he is Paul Sheldon, the literary Zeus from whose brow sprang Misery Chastain, darling of the dump-bins and sweetheart of the supermarkets.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • In our current state it would take the hand of Zeus to lift us.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • In Greece the gods were called Zeus and Apollo, Hera and Athene, Dionysos and Ascle-pios, Heracles and Hephaestos, to mention only a few of them.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • He makes much of Zeus taking the swan’s form to ravish Leda and beget Helen (of Troy) on her, and he sees the archangel’s appearance to the Virgin Mary in terms of wings and birds as well.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Three years hence, when we have our own ICBM batteries emplaced, a big fleet of missile-toting subs, and Nike-Zeus and some other stuff perfected, they couldn’t.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Lou swallowed the lump in her throat and walkedup to the bench, where Atkins peered down at her, like Zeus to mortal.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • In this underworld there also lived the Anunnaki, the nameless ’Great Ones’ who once, like Ereshkigal, lived above with the: host of heaven, but who through some misdeed were banished to be judges of the underworld, much as Zeus banished the Titans, or like the fallen Lucifer.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • The bull had been the god Zeus, and the honored son of that sacred union was Minos himself—now everywhere respected and gladly served.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • No-one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the non-existence of Zeus or Thor-but they have few followers now.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • At first he had wanted to call it Zeus Pickles & Preserves, but that idea was vetoed because everybody said that Zeus was too obscure and had no local relevance, whereas Paradise did.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • At once shining Hector took the helmet off his head and laid it on the ground, and when he had kissed his dear son and dandled him in his arms, he prayed to Zeus and to the other Gods: Zeus and ye other Gods, grant that this my son may be, as I am, most glorious among the Trojans and a man of might, and greatly rule in Ilion.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Mama surrendered powers to her that maybe she had never known she had and took her punishment in drudgery; occupied a place, I suppose, among women conquered by a superior force of love, like those women whom Zeus got the better of in animal form and who next had to take cover from his furious wife.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • O Zeus, O Earth, O Light, Will the fire not stab my brain ?
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • Zeus and his children, Huitzilopoctli and his foul brood, Odin and his own.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • Despite this, in the First Titan War, millennia ago, I sided with Zeus against Kronos.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • And not just the old dead ones with names like Zeus—no, but living Geniuses of Place and Person!
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • Eat it like Zeus ate Metis!
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • We’ve already got chemi-heads mixing Zeus with Erotica.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • "Ah!" said the military man, for whom Alessandro was as much a surprise as if he had sprung from the head of Zeus.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • They like to be flattered and led to believe that you revere their every word as if it has dropped from Zeus’s tongue.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • And now, Meletus, I will ask you another question—by Zeus I will: Which is better, to live among bad citizens, or among good ones?
    Plato  --  The Apology
  • It was blasted into the air to a great height, golden in the morning sunshine, like Zeus when he had visited one of his girlfriends or other.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • His eyes were wild, jagged on homemade Zeus, that wonderful chemical that made gods out of men, with all the power and insanity that went with delusions of immortality.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • But his true fighting weight, his antecedents, his amours with other members of the commercial Pantheon—all these were as uncertain to ordinary mortals as were the escapades of Zeus.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Zeus [4] , Jupiter [7] , Apollo [4] , Aphrodite [6] , Venus [7] , Poseidon [8]
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