The Myths

Myths are universal and timeless stories that reflect and shape our lives — they explore our desires, our fears, our longings, and provide narratives that remind us what it means to be human.

Zeus's Lovers

Zeus, the father of gods and men, had a number of consorts before and after his marriage to Hera.


Zeus, the father of gods and men, had a number of consorts before and after his marriage to Hera. His first lover was Metis, a Titan goddess and mother of Athena. He later married Themis, Titan goddess of tradition, with whom he had six children; the threeHorai (Hours) and the three Moirai (Fates); according to somemyths, the three Nymphai (Nymphs) were also children of Zeus andThemis.

Afterwards, he was interested in Demeter but she resisted him. His third wife was Mnemosyne, who gave birth to the nine Muses. He was involved withLeto shortly before his marriage to Hera, and had Apollo and Artemis with her. Even after his marriage to Hera, he continued sleeping with both goddesses and mortals. The following is an indicative list of characters that Zeus consorted with:

Europa
Io
Semele
Ganymede
Callisto
Dione
Persephone
Nemesis
Thaleia
Alkmene
Danae

Zeus's Lovers Is also called Zeus Lovers.

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