Zeus of Greek Mythology

Zeus figured prominently in Greek mythology; being the god of all gods, he was head of everything and fathered a plethora of gods and goddesses alike.

It’s well known and documented that Zeus had female lovers – when we learn about Zeus and Greek mythology, we’re probably told a lot about the many female lovers and wives he had. It’s less known, however, that Zeus also had male lovers. There was a one significant male lover of Zeus by the name of Ganymede; Zeus was madly in love with him, and although there are plenty of Greek mythology stories about the two, they are rarely taught in history or mythology classes,

The revelation that such a well-known father and god in Greek mythology was bisexual helps us understand that LGBT culture has been prevalent in the past – it’s just not talked about in our history books.

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