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The abduction of Europa from Zeus (Art by Jean-Baptiste Marie Pierre)

I-I don't know anymore Zeus. I just-I just can't stand being one of your hundreds of thousands of women, to have our children, my children, lost among your bastards. No. Not anymore Zeus. I love you. I have always loved you. I have been since the beginning, since the day I first saw you, since the moment you saved us. But now, I-I think I should begin to love someone more important: myself. It's over Zeus. I'm just too tired. Farewell.
Hera.

The Consorts and Offspring of Zeus is a term used for the many children and consorts that the Greek God King Zeus has.

Overview

The conquests of Zeus among nymphs and the mythic mortal progenitors of Hellenic dynasties are famous. Olympian mythography even credits him with unions with Leto, Demeter, Metis, Themis, Eurynome and Mnemosyne. Other relationships with immortals included Dione and Maia. Among mortals were Semele, Io, Europa and Leda and with the young Ganymede.

Description

Many myths render Hera as jealous of his amorous conquests and a consistent enemy of Zeus' mistresses and their children by him. For a time, a nymph named Echo had the job of distracting Hera from his affairs by talking incessantly, and when Hera discovered the deception, she cursed Echo to repeat the words of others.

Consorts and offspring

Divine

Lover Offspring
Aega
  • Aegipan
Aphrodite
  • Tyche
Asterope
  • Acragas
Calliope
  • The Korybantes
Demeter
Dione
Eos
  • Carae
Eris
  • Limos
Eurynome
  • Asopus
Europa
  • Dodon
Gaia
Hera
Leto
Leda
Maia
Metis
  • Athena
  • Unknown son who will over throw Zeus
Mnemosyne
  • Muses (Original three)
    • Aoede
    • Melete
    • Mneme
  • Muses (Later nine)
    • Calliope
    • Clio
    • Erato
    • Euterpe
    • Melpomene
    • Polyhymnia
    • Terpsichore
    • Thalia
    • Urania
Persephone
Selene
  • Ersa
  • Pandia
Thalia
  • The Palici
Unknown Mothers
  • Atë
  • Caerus
  • Eubuleus
  • Litae

Semi-divine

Lover Offspring
Aegina
  • Aeacus
  • Damocrateia
Antiope
  • Amphion
  • Zethus
Borysthenis
  • Targitaus
Callisto
  • Arcas
Callirrhoe no known offspring
Carme
  • Britomartis
Electra
Eurymedousa
  • Myrmidon
Eurynome
  • Ogygias
Himalia
  • Cronius
  • Spartaios
  • Cytus
Idaea
  • Asterion
  • Cres
Io
  • Epaphus
  • Keroessa
Nymphe
  • Saon
Othreis
  • Meliteus
Plouto
  • Tantalus
Podarge
  • Balius
  • Xanthus
Torrhebia
  • Carius
African Nymph
  • Iarbas
Sithnid Nymph
  • Megarus

Mortal

Lover Offspring
Alcmene
Anaxithea
  • Olenus
Calyce
  • Aethlius
  • Endymion
Cassiopeia
  • Anchinos
  • Anchinos
Chaldene
  • Milye
  • Solymus
Chloris
  • Mopsus
Danaë
Dia
  • Pirithous
Elara
  • Tityos
Europa
  • Minos
  • Rhadamanthus
  • Sarpedon
  • Alagonia
  • Carnus
Libya
  • Belus
Lysithea
  • Helenus
Megaclite
  • Locrus
  • Thebe
Niobe
  • Argus
  • Pelasgus
Pandora
  • Graecus
  • Latinus
  • Melera
  • Pandorus
Phthia
  • Achaeus
Protogeneia
  • Aethlius
  • Aetolus
  • Dorus
  • Opus
Pyrrha
  • Hellen
Semele
Thebe
  • Aegyptus
Thyia
  • Magnes
  • Makednos
Unknown mother
  • Calabrus
  • Geraestus
  • Taenarus
  • Corinthus
  • Crinacus

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