ZEUS
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ζευς (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: ZOOS (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
The name of a Greek god, related to the old Indo-European god *Dyeus whose name probably meant "shine" or "sky". In Greek mythology he was the highest of the gods. After he and his siblings defeated the Titans, Zeus ruled over the earth and humankind from atop Mount Olympus. He had control over the weather and his weapon was a thunderbolt.