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ScriptsΖευς Ancient Greek
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Meaning & History

The name of a Greek god, related to the old Indo-European god *Dyeus, from a root meaning "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.
Other Languages & CulturesZeno, Zenon Ancient Greek Zinon Greek Zeno Italian Zenon Polish


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Entry updated July 11, 2018   Contribute