The Giants and Typhon
Another one of Zeus’s Enemies. The Giants and Typhon. The Giants and Typhon were created by Gaea, the Titaness of earth and mother nature. She created this horrible beasts and/or creatures because she resents Zeus for eliminating her family and children. The giants was a huge and horrible creature. It walked to Mount Olympus, and no god can beat it. Then an oracle told Zeus that no god can defeat the beast, only a mortal can. So, Zeus brought his mortal son Hercules and Hercules slew the horrible creature. The next is Typhon, which is also a child of Gaea and Tartarus, the guardian of the underworld. Typhon is a beast that is shaped like a human but he has snake-like features. Typhon was bigger than the mountains and his hair brushed across the stars, the Olympians ran in fear, they turn themselves into animals running away to Egypt and hiding from Typhon. But Athena stayed and made fun of Zeus by saying he can’t beat Typhon. Zeus got mad and they battled and finally, Typhon climbed Mount Aetna and Zeus hit Typhon with a perfect thunderbolt and he came crashing to the ground and he was splattered and covered by Mount Aetna, some say he dies, some say he’s still alive. That’s all!
The Olympians are also Zeus’s enemies. The Olympians became his enemies because after he become the supreme ruler and god, he became impulsive and arrogant and that makes some of the Olympians resent him. The one that resents him the most are Hera, Athena, Poseidon, and Hades. They trapped him in his throne and taking away his thunderbolts. When they were arguing about who gets to be the next ruler, a Titaness, Thetis, summoned a creature called Briarus and freed Zeus and gave him his thunderbolts back. Zeus got his payback and punished some of the Olympian gods such as; Poseidon and Hermes by sending them both to Earth and making them into mortal peasants that have to serve mortal kings, and also Hera, he strung her with an unbreakable silver thread and he tied to huge heavy anvils on her feet. But he didn’t punish Athena, because she was his favorite daughter. A few nights later, Zeus releases Hera because he felt sorry for her. That’s all for the Olympians.
The Titans are the first gods that existed before the Olympians. The Olympians are all the Titans’ offsprings.
The Titans were elder gods that was overthrown by the younger gods, the Olympians. There are 12 Titans. Not all of the Titans are Zeus’s enemies, only some. The Titan that Zeus hates the most is Cronus, his own father, who tried to eat him when he was a baby, and also for wanting to take revenge on the Olympians for taking the Titans’ throne.
There is another Titaness who hates Zeus. Her name is Gaea, the Titaness of mother nature. It is because she was mad at Zeus for eliminating her family and children. She created the Giants, which is also the enemy of Zeus and she mated with Tartarus (which is a place and/or a deity) and they created Typhon, some kind of a horrible beast shaped like a human with snake-like features.
Welcome to Nendra Satria’s blog which contains all the content of Mr.Marc Fortier’s PDR topic which is all about Greek Mythology with the specific question of, ‘What/Who are Zeus’s enemies and why do they become his enemies?’ Enjoy!