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Zeus, the chief of the twelve Olympians, and his two brothers drew lots for their share of the universe. The sea fell to Poseidon, and the underworld to Hades. Zeus became the supreme ruler. He was Lord of the Sky, the Rain-god and and the Cloud-gather, who wielded the awful thunderbolt. His power was greater than that of all the other divinities together.
Nevertheless he was not omnipotent or omniscient, either. He could be opposed and deceived. Poseidon dupes him in the Iliad and so does Hera (Zeus's wife and sister).
He is represented as falling in love with one woman after another and descending to all manner of tricks to hide his infidelity from his wife.
His breastplate was the aegis, awful to behold: his bird was the eagle, his tree the oak. His oracle was Dodona in the land of oak trees. the god's will was revealed by the rustling of the oak leaves which the priests interpreted.