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When was Zeus born and when did he die?

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According to Greek mythology, Zeus was born to the Titans Cronos and Rhea during the Golden Age of Man. The Greek gods were believed to be immortal, so there are no surviving myths about the death of Zeus.

Zeus's father, Cronos, rose to power by overthrowing his father, the sky god Uranus. Uranus and his consort, Gaia, prophesied that Cronos would be overthrown by his son. To avert the prophecy, Cronos devoured each of his children as his wife Rhea gave birth to them. Rhea managed to hide the baby Zeus from Cronos. When Zeus reached manhood, he forced Cronos to disgorge his siblings, and Cronos was eventually overthrown.


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