Mythology/Zeus and birth order


Josh wrote at 2007-10-04 03:27:25
There is much debate about the 'true' order of birth; however, this much is accepted:  Hestia is the first swallowed (implying born, as Cronus swallows his children at birth), and of course Zeus is never swallowed.  In terms of 'puke order' Zeus is the eldest, and Hestia would be the youngest, as she was swallowed first (puked up last).


; ) wrote at 2008-04-12 03:20:28
Zeus was the sixth and last born following first Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades then Poseidon. Owing to a prophesy that one of Kronos' children would one day murder him, the King of Gods ate each of his offspring after their birth. Rhea (his wife) decided to save her last child, Zeus, and presented a rock for her husband to consume instead. Zeus grew up hidden in a cave and came back to kill his father, who coughed up the gods in reverse order. Zeus became the first born and took his place as King of the Gods and his siblings chose their respective jobs. Zeus chose the sky, Poseidon - the sea, Hades - left with underground (unfortunate), Hera - motherhood/childbirth, Demeter - earth/plants, Hestia - home (she was an eternal virgin).

Allie wrote at 2012-11-16 16:18:35
Zeus was the finnal child of the olympians. This is the fact: Zeus was not swaload. So he could not have been the first child. From what reserch i did the order is Hestia,Demeter,Hera,Hadese,and Posidon. Zeus of couse is last. However Aphridit was born from Uranus (the sky)after he was killed by Kronos. So she is even older than the olympians.  

Guest wrote at 2014-10-31 00:27:29
Aphrodite isn't necessarily older than the eldest six Olympians. She was born from the froth that was made when Ouranus' blood was thrown into the sea so she is technically the offspring of the father sky but she was born after the eldest six Olympians were born.

Bharat Sudheer wrote at 2014-12-29 16:14:04
yess Zeus was born last after his mom(Rhea) gave his dad(Kronos) a rock instead of the original baby zeus. The original order is Hestia,Demeter,Hera,Hades,Poseidon and Zeus

Poseidon wrote at 2016-10-27 22:19:30
Aphrodite was born long before the Olympians when Chronos dethroned Uranus using a sickle to take his manhood.After that Chronos mated with rhea. Aphrodite just floated in the sea for a really long time till she washed ashore. So she has existed long before any Olympian


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