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Cretan Mythology


Zeus was born into the Dictaean Cave of Dikti mountain in Crete, where brought up by the nymphs, and protected by the dance (Pirrichios) of Kourites.

Rea, with the help of her mother Gaia (Earth) and of Uranus in order to justifies her pregnancy to her husband Kronos, presented to him a stone wrapped in clothes convinced him that was Zeus, their son.
Kronos immediately swallowed the stone believing that was his newborn child.
Thus Zeus was growing hidden in the mountains of Crete, under the supervision of the Goat Amalheia.
When he became adolescent the Goat Amaltheia revealed to him all the truth regard to his father Kronos.
After released the brothers (Hera, Hestia, Dimitra, Poseidon, Plouton) from the stomach of Kronos, began the most important war of mythology, between the Olympian Gods and the Titans called Gigantomachia which kept 10 entire years.
With the help of Gaia, the Olympians released Cyclopes and others, who helped them to get the finally victory against the horrible Titans.
After the victory Zeus having in his possession the powerful weapon of the Thunder, accomplished to dominate between the gods and became king of heavens.
On the top of divine hierarchy (Zeus, Ares, Poseidon, Plouton, Hermes, Apollo, Athena, Aphrodite, Artemis, Hestia, Hera, Demeter) Zeus apart of gods had the absolute control of all men.