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How come the Greeks portrayed Zeus as an immoral god while other mythologies portrayed their father gods in a more positive manner?


How come the Greeks portrayed Zeus as an immoral god while other mythologies portrayed their father gods in a more positive manner?

What is strange is that even though Zeus was considered as the king of the gods of Mount Olympus, he was not the nicest of gods (among the many other horrible things that the other gods did – link 1 and link 2

He was a definetely a sex addict, he was a rapist like the story of Europa, he punished Prometheus for stealing the fire from Mount Olympus gave it to the humans (still have not understood why Prometheus did it), and I read once that he had lots of anger issues.

It is quite strange that the leader of all of the Olympian gods was depicted as such a jerk instead of this all-powerful and wise leader like the Romans depicted Jupiter as the embodiment of morality, or the Norse mythology, Odin lost an eye for his seek of wisdom and was known as the protector of heroes and chose warrior to join him in the halls of Valhalla to fight with him during the Ragnarok, or Slavog, the father of the Slavic gods, was a fire deity associated with blacksmiths, law and fire and known as the creator of the world

It is strange that the father of the Greek Olympian gods, Zeus is given such a bad image from the Greeks and historian as well where he can be considered as just a straight-up jerk

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