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Zeus
used in The Lightning Thief

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Greek mythology:  the most supreme of the gods
  • Zeus declared the matter closed!
    Chapter 22 (81% in)
Zeus = Greek mythology:  the most supreme of the gods
  • But his wife hid baby Zeus, and gave Kronos a rock to eat instead.
    Chapter 1 (34% in)
  • And later, when Zeus grew up, he tricked his dad, Kronos, into barfing up his brothers and sisters-
    Chapter 1 (35% in)
  • Zeus did indeed feed Kronos a mixture of mustard and wine, which made him disgorge his other five children, who, of course, being immortal gods, had been living and growing up completely undigested in the Titan's stomach.
    Chapter 1 (39% in)
  • "Zeus," I said.
    Chapter 5 (60% in)
  • My father is Zeus, of course.
    Chapter 5 (74% in)
  • Oh, different names, perhaps-Jupiter for Zeus, Venus for Aphrodite, and so on-but the same forces, the same gods.
    Chapter 5 (88% in)
  • Look at your symbol, the eagle of Zeus.
    Chapter 5 (91% in)
  • Zeus and Hera?
    Chapter 6 (34% in)
  • Zeus, Poseidon, Hades.
    Chapter 8 (33% in)
  • "Zeus got the sky," I remembered.
    Chapter 8 (33% in)
  • But Zeus and Poseidon-they both had, like, a bazillion kids in the myths.
    Chapter 8 (35% in)
  • World War II, you know, that was basically a fight between the sons of Zeus and Poseidon on one side, and the sons of Hades on the other.
    Chapter 8 (36% in)
  • The winning side, Zeus and Poseidon, made Hades swear an oath with them: no more affairs with mortal women.
    Chapter 8 (37% in)
  • Seventeen years ago, Zeus fell off the wagon.
    Chapter 8 (38% in)
  • Zeus himself got off easy because he's immortal, but he brought a terrible fate on his daughter.
    Chapter 8 (39% in)
  • When Hades found out about the girl, he wasn't too happy about Zeus breaking his oath.
    Chapter 8 (40% in)
  • As she died, Zeus took pity on her.
    Chapter 8 (43% in)
  • I didn't want ... I assumed it would be Zeus... .
    Chapter 8 (90% in)
  • "Poseidon and Zeus," I said.
    Chapter 9 (33% in)
  • Your father and Zeus are having their worst quarrel in centuries.
    Chapter 9 (36% in)
  • Zeus's master bolt," Chiron said, getting worked up now.
    Chapter 9 (37% in)
  • "At least"-Chiron held up a hand-"that's what Zeus thinks.
    Chapter 9 (39% in)
  • During the winter solstice, at the last council of the gods, Zeus and Poseidon had an argument.
    Chapter 9 (39% in)
  • Afterward, Zeus realized his master bolt was missing, taken from the throne room under his very nose.
    Chapter 9 (40% in)
  • But Zeus believes your father convinced a human hero to take it.
    Chapter 9 (41% in)
  • Zeus has good reason to be suspicious.
    Chapter 9 (41% in)
  • Zeus believes Poseidon has taken the master bolt, and is now secretly having the Cyclopes build an arsenal of illegal copies, which might be used to topple Zeus from his throne.
    Chapter 9 (42% in)
  • Zeus believes Poseidon has taken the master bolt, and is now secretly having the Cyclopes build an arsenal of illegal copies, which might be used to topple Zeus from his throne.
    Chapter 9 (42% in)
  • The only thing Zeus wasn't sure about was which hero Poseidon used to steal the bolt.
    Chapter 9 (43% in)
  • Zeus believes he has found his thief.
    Chapter 9 (43% in)
  • Zeus is crazy!
    Chapter 9 (44% in)
  • Then again, Poseidon has tried to unseat Zeus before.
    Chapter 9 (45% in)
  • Poseidon and Hera and a few other gods ... they, like, trapped Zeus and wouldn't let him out until he promised to be a better ruler, right?
    Chapter 9 (46% in)
  • And Zeus has never trusted Poseidon since.
    Chapter 9 (47% in)
  • "Percy," Grover cut in, "if you were Zeus, and you already thought your brother was plotting to overthrow you, then your brother suddenly admitted he had broken the sacred oath he took after World War II, that he's fathered a new mortal hero who might be used as a weapon against you....
    Chapter 9 (48% in)
  • But the Sea God is too proud to try convincing Zeus of that.
    Chapter 9 (50% in)
  • Zeus has demanded that Poseidon return the bolt by the summer solstice.
    Chapter 9 (50% in)
  • But your arrival has inflamed Zeus's temper.
    Chapter 9 (51% in)
  • Unless someone intervenes, unless the master bolt is found and returned to Zeus before the solstice, there will be war.
    Chapter 9 (51% in)
  • Olympians forced to choose sides between Zeus and Poseidon.
    Chapter 9 (52% in)
  • And you, Percy Jackson, would be the first to feel Zeus's wrath.
    Chapter 9 (53% in)
  • Zeus was punishing the whole camp because of me.
    Chapter 9 (53% in)
  • And return it to Zeus.
    Chapter 9 (54% in)
  • "What better peace offering," Chiron said, "than to have the son of Poseidon return Zeus's property?"
    Chapter 9 (54% in)
  • I was the one Zeus wanted to kill.
    Chapter 9 (56% in)
  • If Zeus and Poseidon weaken each other in a war, who stands to gain?
    Chapter 9 (75% in)
  • He hid it in the Underworld, knowing full well that Zeus would blame Poseidon.
    Chapter 9 (80% in)
  • Zeus or Poseidon could go down to the Underworld and bust some heads.
    Chapter 9 (84% in)
  • Your father's bitterest rival is Zeus, Lord of the Sky.
    Chapter 9 (95% in)
  • You would be in Zeus's domain.
    Chapter 9 (96% in)
  • We waved good-bye to the other campers, took one last look at the strawberry fields, the ocean, and the Big House, then hiked up Half-Blood Hill to the tall pine tree that used to be Thalia, daughter of Zeus.
    Chapter 10 (8% in)
  • This, the time of Western civilization and the rule of Zeus, is the Fifth Age.
    Chapter 10 (36% in)
  • It was only in the early reign of Lord Zeus, when Prometheus the good Titan brought fire to mankind, that your species began to progress, and even then Prometheus was branded a radical thinker.
    Chapter 10 (38% in)
  • Zeus punished him severely, as you may recall.
    Chapter 10 (39% in)
  • Under the pine tree that used to be Thalia, daughter of Zeus, Chiron was now standing in full horse-man form, holding his bow high in salute.
    Chapter 10 (43% in)
  • The truth was, I didn't care about retrieving Zeus's lightning bolt, or saving the world, or even helping my father out of trouble.
    Chapter 10 (58% in)
  • "Zeus will destroy you!" she promised.
    Chapter 10 (96% in)
  • Lord Zeus rarely allows me to test a hero with one of my brood.
    Chapter 13 (77% in)
  • Word leaked out about the Zeus-Poseidon standoff.
    Chapter 15 (14% in)
  • Athena is backing Zeus.
    Chapter 15 (15% in)
  • When that item was first stolen, Zeus sent his best out looking for it: Apollo, Athena, Artemis, and me, naturally.
    Chapter 15 (40% in)
  • He was crippled when he was a baby, thrown off Mount Olympus by Zeus.
    Chapter 15 (59% in)
  • You were the satyr who tried to rescue Thalia, the daughter of Zeus.
    Chapter 16 (26% in)
  • She was Thalia, daughter of Zeus.
    Chapter 16 (44% in)
  • Zeus's anger has grown.
    Chapter 16 (48% in)
  • But if he stole Zeus's symbol of power from Olympus, and the gods were hunting him, I mean, a lot of things could go wrong.
    Chapter 17 (10% in)
  • Return Zeus's master bolt to me," I said.
    Chapter 19 (55% in)
  • But you took Zeus's master bolt.
    Chapter 19 (63% in)
  • Your father may fool Zeus, boy, but I am not so stupid.
    Chapter 19 (63% in)
  • You're as bad as Zeus," I said.
    Chapter 19 (70% in)
  • I did not ask for Zeus's master bolt, but since it is here, you will yield it to me.
    Chapter 19 (74% in)
  • Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades had been set at each other's throats by someone else.
    Chapter 19 (76% in)
  • I had to get the bolt back to Olympus and tell Zeus the truth.
    Chapter 19 (89% in)
  • I had to get Zeus's thunderbolt back to Olympus.
    Chapter 19 (**% in)
  • My backpack was heavy with Zeus's master bolt.
    Chapter 20 (6% in)
  • Someone stole Zeus's master bolt, and Hades's helm, and framed me because I'm Poseidon's kid.
    Chapter 20 (10% in)
  • Corpse Breath will have Zeus's master bolt, so Zeus'll be mad at him.
    Chapter 20 (17% in)
  • Corpse Breath will have Zeus's master bolt, so Zeus'll be mad at him.
    Chapter 20 (17% in)
  • Oh yeah, Hades will be mad at both Zeus and Poseidon, because he doesn't know who took this.
    Chapter 20 (19% in)
  • Then, when Zeus sent you to hunt him down, you caught the thief.
    Chapter 20 (29% in)
  • But you didn't turn him over to Zeus.
    Chapter 20 (30% in)
  • Fly, like, in an airplane, which you were warned never to do lest Zeus strike you out of the sky, and carrying a weapon that has more destructive power than a nuclear bomb?
    Chapter 20 (99% in)
  • I hoped Zeus would cut me some slack, considering the circumstances.
    Chapter 21 (8% in)
  • I need an audience with Zeus.
    Chapter 21 (14% in)
  • Lord Zeus doesn't see anyone unannounced.
    Chapter 21 (15% in)
  • Zeus, the Lord of the Gods, wore a dark blue pinstriped suit.
    Chapter 21 (31% in)
  • To my left, Zeus spoke.
    Chapter 21 (36% in)
  • Zeus asked, menacingly.
    Chapter 21 (38% in)
  • "I have spared him once already," Zeus grumbled.
    Chapter 21 (39% in)
  • Zeus grumbled some more.
    Chapter 21 (40% in)
  • "Address Lord Zeus, boy," Poseidon told me.
    Chapter 21 (43% in)
  • So I told Zeus everything, just as it had happened.
    Chapter 21 (43% in)
  • Zeus opened his palm.
    Chapter 21 (44% in)
  • "I sense the boy tells the truth," Zeus muttered.
    Chapter 21 (45% in)
  • Zeus asked.
    Chapter 21 (48% in)
  • I mean, Lord Zeus, I've been in the presence of Hades.
    Chapter 21 (48% in)
  • Poseidon and Zeus looked at each other.
    Chapter 21 (49% in)
  • Poseidon made some kind of suggestion, but Zeus cut him off.
    Chapter 21 (50% in)
  • Zeus held up his hand angrily.
    Chapter 21 (50% in)
  • "We will speak of this no more," Zeus said.
    Chapter 21 (50% in)
  • With a blinding flash of lightning, Zeus was gone.
    Chapter 21 (53% in)
  • In the First War, Percy, Zeus cut our father Kronos into a thousand pieces, just as Kronos had done to his own father, Ouranos.
    Chapter 21 (55% in)
  • Zeus cast Kronos's remains into the darkest pit of Tartarus.
    Chapter 21 (55% in)
  • Lord Zeus has closed discussion on this matter.
    Chapter 21 (58% in)
  • I thought about the fate of Thalia, daughter of Zeus.
    Chapter 22 (32% in)
  • When we went on that winter-solstice field trip, while the other campers were asleep, I snuck into the throne room and took Zeus's master bolt right from his chair.
    Chapter 22 (60% in)
  • Zeus sent out his sons and daughters to find the stolen bolt— Artemis, Apollo, my father, Hermes.
    Chapter 22 (62% in)

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