Given Name ZEUS

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ζευς (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: SDEWS (Classical Greek), ZOOS (English)  [details]

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/CULTURES: Zeno, Zenon (Ancient Greek), Zinon (Greek), Zeno (Italian), Zenon (Polish)

Categories

children of Cronus, Disney characters, dog names, gods, Olympians, sky deities, supreme gods, thunder deities
Entry updated July 11, 2018