Zeus Olympian Pendant
The Greek sky god and king of the Olympians, Zeus is portrayed on this coin-style pendant. The front side shows the god's head in profile. The reverse side has a golden eagle, the sacred bird of Zeus.
Made in the United States of lead-free pewter. Pendant comes on a descriptive card with a black woven cord.
Symbols of Zeus: Lightning, the Eagle
Attributes of Zeus: Justice, King of Heaven
Dimensions: Approx. .8 in (diameter)
The twelve Olympians are the most important deities in the Greek and Roman pantheons. Each presides over a different aspect of life, from love and family to craftsmanship and trade. We're proud to offer this series of twelve medallion pendants for devotional and magickal use.
Our Olympian pendants are inspired by real classical artifacts and cast in fine lead-free pewter. Choose a pendant representing your patron or matron deity, or collect them all!
Zeus, the Greek god of the sky and thunder, was known as Jupiter to the Romans. The son of Cronus and Rhea, and the husband of Hera, Zeus was a father figure to the Greek gods of Mt. Olympus. His symbols are the thunderbolt, the eagle, the bull, and the oak. Zeus is frequently depicted in one of two poses: Striding forward with a thunderbolt leveled in his right hand, or seated in majesty. His sacred bird was the golden eagle, a symbol of strength, courage, and justice. His favorite tree was the oak, also a symbol of strength.
Zeus was infamous for his erotic escapades. These resulted in many godly and heroic offspring, including Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, Persephone, Dionysus, Perseus, Heracles, Helen of Troy, Minos, and the Muses. Though Zeus, the Homeric "cloud collector," was the god of sky and thunder he also was the supreme Greek cultural paragon: the embodiment of their religious beliefs and the archetypal Greek deity.
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