Thor: Love and Thunder introduce us to Zeus, the King of Greek Gods. But how did Marvel treat the God of Gods in their comics? Find out his connections with Odin and Eternals.
Greek Mythology in Pop Culture
While the Greek myths are a part of the pop culture at this moment. Popping up in video games and music in addition to movies and books. Zeus and the Olympians have a dear place in the minds of artists and creators of this generation since their first prominent display.
From the Birth of Venus to the painting of the Pantheon of Gods on Mt. Olympus. So it comes as no surprise that Marvel would love to capitalize on the open property.
Zeus in Marvel Comics
But the main problem was that Thor, a Norse God was a prominent character in the main roster of Marvel Characters. So, they introduced the planet where the Titans, superhuman beings lived and their king, Cronus and Rhea had six children.
But instead of the horrors of eating his children, Cronus imprisoned them in Tartarus. Rhea saved her sixth child by tricking Cronus into believing that a stone was their child while Zeus grows up on the Isle of Crete.
And just like the Greek Mythology, Zeus overthrows him and has children with Hera and other humans, Goddesses and nymphs who give birth to the whole Pantheon of Gods.
Marvel’s Greek Gods
And when they see the Olympians could travel to Earth through the Nexus at Mt. Olympus connecting their dimension with Earth. They sought to make the people worship as Gods.
But the Eternals had already made Earth their residing planet. So the two parties came into an agreement where the people would worship the Eternals in the image of the Greek Gods.
But as time went on humans believed more and more in the entities before them, the Eternals. This infuriated Zeus who waged wars against the Eternals eventually culminating in a rivalry between the two factions.
Incidentally, Hercules, the half-mortal son of Zeus gets into a fight with Nordic Gods leading to a fierce rivalry between Thor and Hercules. This spirals into an all-out war between the two Mythological figures.
Council of Gods
But Odin and Zeus come into an agreement and end the conflict. This leads to Zeus forming the council of Gods from all religions that Marvel wanted to cover. From Aztec Gods to Egyptian Gods everyone was included, making this a prominently powerful organization.
When Odin passes away, Zeus becomes a beacon of light for a young Thor who loses his way in life. This is something that the movie can replicate. This would make for some more information about the life that Odin led before turning into the peaceful ruler of Asgard.
Zeus is a scary opponent who could turn the tide of any battle that he is a part of. Once in the comics, Zeus is challenged by Hulk and to say the fight was a one-sided affair would be an understatement. From the start to the end, Zeus pummels Hulk around like a small bug.
The Odin Force is one of the most overpowered energies that Thor is gifted with after the death of Odin. Zeus is said to match that force from toe to toe. So it would be exciting to see the impact that Zeus has on Thor and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.