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pencil on paper 35 cm x 50 cm

Zeus (pronounced /ˈzuːs/; Ancient Greek: Ζεύς, pronounced zdeus; Modern Greek: Δίας) is the King of the Gods in Greek Mythology.[3] Zeus was viewed as a king who oversaw the universe. In Hesiod's Theogony, he assigns the various gods their roles. In the Homeric Hymns he is referred to as the chieftain of the gods. He is also called the "Father of Gods and men", according to Hesiod's Theogony. He ruled the Olympians of Mount Olympus in ways representative as both a father as head of the family and a king. He was the god of sky and thunder in Greek mythology. His symbols are the thunderbolt, eagle, bull, and oak. In addition to his Indo-European inheritance, the classical "cloud-gatherer" also derives certain iconographic traits from the cultures of the Ancient Near East, such as the scepter. Zeus is frequently depicted by Greek artists in one of two poses: standing, striding forward, with a thunderbolt leveled in his raised right hand, or seated in majesty.

Zeus was the child of Cronus and Rhea, and the youngest of his siblings. In most traditions he was married to Hera, although, at the oracle of Dodona, his consort was Dione: according to the Iliad, he is the father of Aphrodite by Dione.[2] He is known for his erotic escapades. These resulted in many godly and heroic offspring, including Athena, Apollo and Artemis, Hermes, Persephone (by Demeter), Dionysus, Perseus, Heracles, Helen, Minos, and the Muses (by Mnemosyne); by Hera, he is usually said to have fathered Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus.[4]

In Greek, the god's name is Ζεύς Zes /zdes/ or /dzes/ (Modern Greek /'zefs/) in the nominative case and Διός Dis in the genitive case. The earliest forms of the name are the Mycenaean Greek di-we and di-wo, written in Linear b syllabic script.[5] Zeus Roman counterpart was Jupiter and his Etruscan counterpart Tinia. In Hindu mythology his counterpart was Indra with ever common weapon as thunderbolt, which he could hold like a staff.
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Misskorda Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013   Photographer
Just great work! Like it very much! :deviation:
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giannisk Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much for your kind words!!!
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:iconmisskorda:
Misskorda Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013   Photographer
You're very welcome! ;P
You know, I have to do my homework.... The task is to create a business card using academic drawing (in Photoshop or Illustrator, I mean). I've never been good at drawing. But now I inspired by your works :D
So, thank you so much! :D :blowkiss:
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nathstrang123 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
niceee XD
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giannisk Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much love:airborne:
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nathstrang123 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
=D
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2Graceful Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful =)
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giannisk Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much!
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MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
penemorfo!!kai fisika kai to keimeno..etsi na enimeronoume k ligo tous ekso mpas k paroun xampari..
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giannisk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:rose::rose::rose::rose::rose::rose::rose::rose::rose:
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Ethaelor Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
απλά υπέροχο!!
bravo ρε συ..;)
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giannisk Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
se efharisto poly. me anevazeis poly hehe!!!!
:rose:
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RainelleMercer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is pretty amazing...
You're extremly talented :clap:
I adore Greek mythology :love:
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:icongiannisk:
giannisk Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks love. you making me happy:rose:
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RainelleMercer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:flirty:
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MeliaKat Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Nice! You might try submitting it to the Zeus Devotional! Deadline is the 30th!

[link]
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J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Nice shading ;)
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IskraM Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Excelent! I think it's your best artwork
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giannisk Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much marta!!!
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S-eiji Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Wow. This is fantastic.~ I feel as though I should remove my own drawings, as they pale in comparison.
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giannisk Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
you are wrong. i'm painting since i was a little kid and now i'm 39 years old. you are only 21 and you are in a good path. keep up
:rose:
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S-eiji Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Eeh. Thank you. :heart:
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:icongiannisk:
giannisk Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome love
:rose:
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e-d-e-n Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
I agree. Seiji shouldn't take her own work for granted. :]
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JahNipa Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Greetings from Finland
Thanks for the comment!
I checked out your art work..Damn nice! Loved the aircraft paintings too. A real good sense of theme and style...You live in Athens?I'm envious of the beautiful history!
best wishes
N!
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giannisk Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
hello man! thanks for the nice comment and for the fav, you are really very kind. indeed i live in athens. great history and traffic jam hehehe. welcome to da my friend!
:airborne:
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Yetiofthewall Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Very nice!
Love the curly's =)
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giannisk Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks man.!Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
:holly:
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designer356 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Not bad at all. But, you don't need that hard line. You can take a look at my drawings. You'll see what I mean
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giannisk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for the tip man!!!nice gallery!
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ICEQUEEN777 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Wow excelent!! my favorite mythological God....
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:icongiannisk:
giannisk Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i'm glad you like it, it's one of my favorite drawings. thanks love
:rose:
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ankkutza Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
amazing drawing
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:icongiannisk:
giannisk Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much love. you like laroux ?
:rose:
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ankkutza Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
yea i do. :giggle:
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giannisk Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i like her too:rose:
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ankkutza Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
you mean him, cause Zeus is a man right ? :)))
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giannisk Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i ment laroux. she's a girl right? :rose:
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:iconankkutza:
ankkutza Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
as far as i know yes it's a girl singer :)
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful artwork - one of my faves in your gallery :D
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giannisk Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for spending time browsing my gallery
:rose:
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Welcome :D
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PJFriel Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful! The shading is perfect and I love the detail!
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giannisk Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much.sorry for the late reply
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PJFriel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
No worries! My pleasure. :)
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Jasmine-Jean Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009   General Artist
Shading is very nice here, and reminds me of an exercise I did in my art class a couple of months ago.
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giannisk Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks.as i told you i've seen your black & whites and i really love them. you have talent
:rose:
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Jasmine-Jean Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   General Artist
Black and white what, sorry? Photography or my drawings?
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giannisk Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
drawings
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Jasmine-Jean Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   General Artist
Ah :) Well thank you
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