Zeus’s MDT – Day 9: Common Mistakes

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Today is the day we address the big elephant in the room when it comes to people’s ideas about Zeus… Let’s get this over with.

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Zeus’s MDT – Day 8: Regional Variations

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Today’s topic is the regional variations of Zeus. There are many forms of Zeus which are local or regional, and I’ll hardly be able to speak of them all, Nor do I think we know of all of them. Many are undoubtedly also lost to us. But I will discuss here a few that I know of.

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Zeus’s MDT – Day 7: Names & Epithets

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Today I will discuss the etymology of Zeus’s name, as well as discuss his epithets. Now, Zeus is a God with perhaps the greatest number of epithets, and while I usually strive for being as exhaustive as I can (unless it concerns geographic epithets, where I focus on those I know), I will not do so here. There’s just too many. I’ll try to highlight each of Zeus’s aspects by offering the most well-known epithets in its regard, but I can not be as exhaustive as I would like to be.

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Zeus’s MDT – Day 5: Family & Genealogy

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Today’s topic is a big one… Zeus’s family and genealogy. Given the countless children of Zeus, I will not be doing an exhaustive or in-depth discussion of them all, that would be almost impossible in anything short of a book. But here goes:

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