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Mythology of Crete

Mythology and legend has bestowed on the Greek island of Crete the privilege of being the birthplace of Zeus, father of the Gods BIRTH OF ZEUS Mythology and legend has bestowed on the Greek island of Crete the privilege of being the birthplace of Zeus, father of the gods. ccording to mythology, Zeus, the God of gods, was born in Crete. Rhea, his mother, fearing the wrath of Cronos, Zeus' father, who "swallowed" his children in order that they might not usurp his power, came to the island, with the help of Gaia and Uranus, and gave birth to her son in a cave (Dikteon Cave). Cronus was fooled with a rock in dipers and the loud singing and dancing of demons "Kourites", covering the noise of the newborn's cry. Zeus was raised by the Nymphs, drinking milk from goat Amalthia, the later became a star and her skin was…

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