Zeus

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Zeus
Zeus symbol.jpg
Aliases Father of Gods and Mortals, the Thunderer
Alignment 2E/5E: True Neutral
3E: Chaotic Good
Divine Rank Greater God
Pantheon Greek
Portfolio Storms, Rulership
Domains 3E: Air, Chaos, Good, Nobility, Strength, Weather
5E: Tempest
Home Plane Olympus (Arborea)
Worshippers Everyone
Favoured Weapon Shortspear or halfspear

Zeus is the king of the Greco-Roman gods, lord of storms and patron of kings, renowned for his wisdom, his battle prowess, and his unflincing dedication to sticking his dick in everything that catches his eye. Even moreso than the average member of the Greek pantheon, he tends to treat everyone else quite poorly and is a serial rapist, making 3e trying to sweep that under the rug by giving him a good alignment serious Fail. His bastard son Heracles (Hercules to the Romans) is likely the single most famous mythical demi-god.

For all his exceptional dickery however, Zeus is also known as multiple positive aspects: Among others, he is the God of Sacred Hospitality, the God of Trade, the God of Weather (and as such the bringer or ender of droughts through his power over rain) and the God of Oaths. As such, fucking with the ritual of hospitality, harming a guest or harming your host, is liable to bring the burning hate of Zeus on you, as is attempting to swindle someone as a trader, and proven liars and oathbreakers were (in Ancient Greece) required to commission a votive statue to Zeus as part of their punishments.

He is most relevant to /tg/ for appearing in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons and in Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition as part of the Olympian pantheon to be worshipped by player character and NPCs. As such, he appears as part of the Great Wheel and is an important NPC in Planescape.

The Historical Deities of Dungeons and Dragons
Leader(s) Others
Anglo-Saxon: Nerthus Eostre - Hred - Ing - Mannus - Thunor - Tir - Woden
Aztec: Ometeotl Camazotz - Chalchihuitlicue - Chitza-Atlan - Cihuacoatl - Coatlicue
Huhueteotl - Huitzilopochtli - Hurakon - Mictlantecuhtli - Quetzalcoatl
Tezcatlipoca - Tlaloc - Tlazoteotl - Tonatiuh - Xipetotec
Babylonian: Anu Anshar - Druaga - Girru - Ishtar - Marduk - Nergal - Ramman
Celtic: The Daghdha Arawn - Belenus - Brigantia - Cernunnos - Diancecht - Dunatis - Goibhniu - Lugh
Manannan mac Lir - Math Mathonwy - Morrigan - Nuada - Oghma - Silvanus
Chinese: Shang-ti Chih-Nii - Chung Kuel - Fu Hsing - K'ung Fu-tzu - Kuan Yin - Kuan-ti
Lao Tzu - Lei Kung - Liu - Lu Hsing - Lu Yueh - Shou Hsing
Sung Chiang - Tou Mu - Yen-Wang-Yeh
Egyptian: Ra Anubis - Anhur - Apshai - Apep - Bast - Bes - Geb - Hathor - Imhotep - Isis
Nephthys - Nut - Osiris - Ptah - Seker - Set - Shu - Sobek - Tefnut - Thoth
Finnish: Ukko Ahto - Hiisi - Ilmatar - Loviatar - Mielikki - Surma - Tuonetar - Tuoni - Untamo
Greek: Zeus Aphrodite - Apollo - Ares - Ariadne - Artemis - Athena - Cronus - Demeter
Dionysus - The Furies - Gaea - Hades - Hecate - Hephaestus - Hera
Hercules - Hermes - Hestia - Nike - Pan - Poseidon - Rhea - Tyche - Uranus
Hindu: Brahama Agni - Brihaspati - Kali - Indra - Karttikeya - Lakshmi - Mitra
Puchan - Ratri - Rudra - Sarasuati - Savitri - Siva - Soma
Tvashtri - Ushas - Varuna - Vayu - Vishnu - Yama
Japanese: Izanagi & Izanami Amaterasu - Ama-Tsu-Mara - Amatsu-Mikaboshi - Hachiman - Ho Masubi
Inari - Kishijoten - Kura Okami - Nai No Kami - O-Kuni-Nushi - O-Wata-Tsu-Mi
Raiden - Shichifukujin - Shina-Tsu-Hiko - Susanoo - Tsuki-Yomi
Norse: Odin Aegir - Balder - Bragi - Forseti - Frey - Freya - Frigga - Heimdall
Hel - Hermod - Idun - Loki - Magni - Modi - Njord - Odur - Sif - Skadi
Surtr - Thor - Thrym - Tyr - Uller - Vidar
Sumerian: Enlil Inanna - Ki - Nanna-Sin - Nin-Hursag - Utu