Similarities Between Zeus And Hades

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Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades are all sons of Titans Cronus and Rhea and are the “Big Three.” When Zeus was born, Cronus had swallowed all of his other siblings(Poseidon,Hades, Hestia, Demeter, and Hera) and wanted to do the same with Zeus, but right after Zeus was born, Rhea sent him away to a secret cave on an island. Great nymphs and the fairy goat, Amaltheia, raised and took care of Zeus. Zeus grew quickly, soon became a great new god, and thanked the nymphs for all they had done. For his first wife, Zeus married Metis, Titan’s daughter, and she gave Zeus lots of good advice and helped tricked Cronus into eating a magic herb, that caused him to throw up Zeus’s five siblings. Immediately, Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Demeter, and Hera joined forces with Zeus, and when Cronus saw them, he gave up his powers and fled.…show more content…
In The Lightning Thief, the main character is Percy Jackson, who is the son of Poseidon. However, Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon made a pact to not have anymore kids especially with mortals because the Big Three are too powerful and didn’t want to cause another war between their offsprings. Zeus and Poseidon both broke the pact, but Zeus’s daughter risked her life on the way to Camp Half-Blood and was turned into a tree, that protects the camp. In the book, Zeus’s lightning bolt goes missing, and immediately he blamed Poseidon and his son. Therefore, Percy, even though he was innocent, went on a quest and had to go to the underworld,ruled by Hades, to retrieve the bolt. Once Percy got Zeus’s special weapon, he went to Olympus, a place where the main twelve gods live, and gave back Zeus’s lightning bolt. Each god of the Big Three received their own weapon to go along with their power; Poseidon has the trident, Zeus has the thunderbolt, and Hades has the Helm of darkness. Percy succeeded in his journey, and the balance and trust between the gods was

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