Last Week on ‘As the pottery wheel Turns

We learned about the many things that Hera had to do to keep up with Zeus’ philandering about the mortals.

Zeus is Our Guest Today

Zeus was not like the other gods. He knew what he wanted and he would get it. And he knew all it would take is a little bit of Magnum, Ferrari, or a dose of Le Tigre.

Unfortunately, meeting his philandering goals also meant killing mortals and upsetting the other gods and – much more than once – his goddess wife Hera.

His Mount Olympus Look

“Zeus is here to set the record straight! What was Zeus to do? It was not his fault everyone wanted him! He was blessed with being “Zeus’ gift to women” everywhere! Surely, nobody could blame him for that!”

“This is complete ZeuSlander!”

(Spoiler: For Zeuslander, there wasn’t)

indeed, It was true that the people simply couldn’t resist him – Mostly due to him being an all powerful god,

Zeus. was. “IT.”

Zeus’ tangled love life (including many rather questionable relationships) resulted in all of these children as detailed on this Greek gods Family Tree.

Greek Gods Family Tree & Genealogy
Zeus was everywhere!

His harem included

  • Leto who was the mother of Apollo and Artemis
  • Semele who was the mother of Dionysus
  • Maia who was the mother of Hermes
  • Dione who was the mother of Aphrodite
  • Hera, the wife of Zeus was the mother of Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus
  • Demeter, the sister and lover of Zeus, was the mother of Persephone

One thing was Perfectly clear

And by gods, he knew how to pose!

Close-up of Ferrari Look
Le Fleur
His Blue Steel Look

It was no freak gasoline fight accident that brought this vase to life, but rather, the magic of raku and when the ash was cleared, Zeuslander was left to ponder life’s important questions alone on Mount Olympus – forever searching for an answer to “why male models?”

We may never know the answer.

What did you think about today’s raku pottery vase Mount Olympus and its ridiculously good looking tale?


    1. It is definitely something that has taken time to learn to do safely. 🙏 I hope you are keeping well today, Tish!

    1. A fellow fan I see! I am so glad it resonated with you and you enjoyed my silly jokes 🙏 Hope you are keeping well!

    1. Thank you, Michele!

      That family tree was a great find to be sure. If you click on the image it will take you to the source website which is chock full of information beyond they family tree. So much to learn!

    1. Thank you Priscilla! I thank you as the creator of the vase, but also on behalf of the always so very humble Zeus. 🙂

    1. Oh most definitely! Other than his smiting, it may be his most familiar personality characteristic! Hope you are keeping well, Alissa!

  1. Don’t forget Mnemosyne! He got the Muses with her before the dawn of time.

    That’s really cool that you can do pottery. I learned the basics as a child, but never had a keen knack for it.

    1. So glad you like it! I have been actively throwing for a few years now – one has to start somewhere!

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