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All of Zeus’s Affairs, Visualized

If you remember nothing else from Roman and Green mythology it's probably that Zeus got around. Many stories involve the god of gods running about with women, mortal or otherwise

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Even if you remember nothing else from Roman and Green mythology, you probably know that Zeus got around. Many stories involve the god of gods running about with women, mortal or otherwise. Hera, his wife, was generally displeased, and Zeus’s cavorting usually didn’t end well for his poor lady loves.

This graphic shows all of Zeus’s affairs in one place.

The authors of the graphic explain why it’s organized by author:

Every author, who represented a source of information about the relationships, dealt with the subject in a different way; in the global diagram it can be seen that not every relationship is mentioned the same number of times as the others.

The graphic was made by Viviana Ferro, Ilaria Pagin and Elisa Zamarian.

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