In Greek mythology, Zeus was king of the gods, god of thunder and lightning. He was married to Hera, but had many affairs, including one with Leto, a mortal woman, which produced Apollo and Artemis.

According to Apollo, Zeus was actually a member of a highly sophisticated race of alien beings who considered themselves gods. And, in a certain sense, they were gods: they had the power of life and death, the power to alter themselves and the world around them, and their displeasure was generally fatal. Certainly, the ancient Greeks with whom they interacted while on Earth considered them gods. (TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?")

According to Henry Janeway, Zeus also watched over travelers himself. (VOY: "11:59")

In fact, the protection of travelers is usually associated with Hermes.

By 2267, when the USS Enterprise encountered Apollo, Zeus had gone on, spreading himself thinner and thinner until he was entirely gone. Apollo claimed this was not death, but it seemed clear that those who had departed by this means were beyond returning. (TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?")

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This character was only mentioned in dialogue.

Apocrypha Edit

Zeus appears in the comic book What Fools These Mortals Be, ruling over a small planet resembling ancient Greece. Contrary to his usual depiction, Zeus is drawn to resemble a beardless, bald man.

In the novel Gods Above it is revealed that Zeus was known by many other names in different cultures, including Jupiter, Amen-Re, Woden, Takami-Musubi and Saint Klaus (Santa Claus). In the 24th century, he prefers to be called "Old Father".

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