Eagle of Zeus
Also known as Aetos Dios
- Greek (culture)
- Celestial (attribute)
- Flying (attribute)
- Friendly (behaviour)
The eagle that assisted the Greek god Zeus. He was his personal messenger and animal companion. One story states that an eagle came to Zeus before the Titan war as a good omen and he adopted it as his pet. Another story states that the eagle was once a King called Periphas who was such a great ruler that people considered him a god. Zeus became jealous and intended on smiting Periphas down with a thunderbolt. The god Apollon intervened and transformed Periphas into an eagle and sent the bird to be by the throne of Zeus. This bird was used to bring a man named Ganymedes up to the heavens to become a cup bearer for the gods.
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