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ZEUS LOVES 2
 
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Ζευς Zeus Zeus Jupiter, Jove
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Zeus Loves Part 1, Part 3
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ZEUS was the King of the Gods, and the god of weather, fate, law and order.

He had numerous lovers in mythology. This page describes the Nymphs which he consorted with.

The first and third Loves pages contain the stories of his liaisons with goddesses and mortal woman respectively.

The quotes to accompany this section are yet to be compiled.


(2) SEMI-DIVINE LOVES (NYMPHAI)
AIGINA A Naias Nymphe of the Argolis (in Southern Greece) who was abducted by Zeus in the shape of a eagle to the island of Aigina where she bore him a son named Aiakos.
AIX (or BOETIS) The Nymphe wife of the god Pan who assumed the form of a she-goat to escape the attentions of Zeus. The god seduced her in this form and she bore him the godling Aegipan (Goat-Pan).
BORYSTHENES' DAUGHTER A Naias of the River Borysthenes in Skythia (North-Eastern Europe) who was loved by Zeus and bore him a son Targitaus. [see Family]
DEINO The Nymphe mother by Zeus of certain Nymphai.
ELEKTRA A Pleiad Nymphe of the island of Samothrake (in the Greek Aegean), who was loved by Zeus and bore him several sons: Dardanos, Emathion, Iasion.
HIMALIA A Nymphe of the Island of Rhodes (in the Greek Aegean) who bore Zeus three sons named Spartaios, Kytos and Kronios. [see Family]
HORA A Nymphe of the Tauric Khersonese [in North-Eastern Europe] who was loved by Zeus and bore him a son Kolaxes.
IO A Naias Nymphe of the Argolis (in Southern Greece) who was loved by Zeus. She was transformed into a heifer by Zeus and driven under torment by Hera all the way to Aigyptos (Egypt in North Africa). There she bore Zeus a son, Epaphos. Some say that she also gave birth to a daughter on the Straits of Bosporos (Asia Minor) named Keroessa.
KALLIRHOE A Naias Nymphe of Akarnania (in Central Greece) who was loved by Zeus. No offspring are mentioned of their union, although she did obtain favours from the god for her mortal fathered sons.
KARME An Agricultural Nymphe, Lady of Krete (in the Greek Aegean) or Princess of Phoinikia (in West Asia) who was loved by Zeus and bore him a daughter named Britomartis. [see Family]
MAIA A Pleiad Nymphe of Arkadia's Mt Kyllene (Southern Greece). She was loved by Zeus and bore him the god Hermes.
NYMPHE AFRICAN A Nymphe of the land of the Moors (in North Africa) who was the mother of Iarbos by Zeus. [see Family]
NYMPHE SITHNIS A Naias Nymphe of Megaros (in Southern Greece), one of the Sithnides. She was the mother by Zeus of Megaros. [see Family]
NYMPHE SAMOTHRAKIAN A Nymphe of the island of Samothrake (in the Greek Aegean) who, according to some was the mother of Saon by Zeus. [see Family]
OTHREIS A Nymphe of Malis (in Northern Greece) who was loved by Zeus and bore him a son named Meliteus.
PLOUTO An Okeanis Nymphe (and Goddess of Wealth) who bore Zeus a son named Tantalos. [see Family]
SINOPE A Naias Nymphe of the Argolis (in Southern Greece) who was abducted to Assyria (in Asia Minor) by Zeus. He promised her the fulfillment of a wish, and she declared "I wish to remain a virgin".
TAYGETE A Pleiad Nymphe of Lakedaimonia's Taygetos Mountain range (in Southern Greece). She was loved by Zeus and bore him a son named Lakedaimon. [see Family]
THALEIA A Nymphe of Sikelia (Sicily in Southern Italia) who was loved by Zeus and prayed the god hide her beneath the earth to avoid the jealous wrath of Hera. Their sons were the twin Palikoi gods. (According to others, the Palikoi were sons of Hephaistos).

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