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.
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.
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.