In the beginning there was Chaos and from the chaos Gaia came to be.
Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Sky) began the long extensive line that eventually becomes the Greek gods.
Together they had numerous children:
The Hecatanchires (100 handed monsters)
Briareus (Also known as Aegaeon)
Cronus and Rhea
had the Greek gods
God of the Sky
God of the Underworld
God of the Sea
Goddess of Marriage
Goddess of the Hearth
Goddess of the Harvest
Cronus after hearing a prophecy he became fearful that one of his
children would over throw him. So one by one he swallowed them to
prevent such a thing happening. When Rhea had her final child, Zeus,
instead of allowing Cronus to eat him, she fed him a stone wrapped in
Thinking nothing of it, Cronus scarfed it down unaware of the switch. When Zeus had grown he over threw his father and
freed his siblings.
Once the titans had been over thrown Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades drew lots to see who would govern over what. Zeus
who cheat received the Sky. Poseidon the Sea and Hades the Under world.Zeus and Hera had many children of their own.
From their union came:
Zeus is said to one day have had a headache out sprang Athena in full armor from his head.
In one myth Hera, jealous, had had Hephaestus on her own. He being so hideous, she threw him from Olympus.
Zeus and Leto had the twins:
Dionysus was born from a mortal woman whom Zeus slept with
Hermes is also the son of Zeus.
To put it in simple terms Zeus could not keep it in his pants and multiplied like a rabbit.
Aphrodite- Her origin has a few different tales. She is said to have
risen from sea foam after Uranus had had his member cut off. She is also
said to be the daughter of Zeus.
If you're having a hard time following here is the list of some Greek gods/goddesses that Zeus is credited for siring:
God of War
Goddess of Wisdom, Strategic warfare, and crafts
God of the sun
Goddess of the hunt, the moon.
Goddess of youth
Shepard, travel, messenger of the gods.
Goddess of childbirth
God of wine
The nine muses
Lyric and love poetry
Sacred hymns, divine poetry
Spun the thread of life
Measured the thread
Cuts the thread
Woman who carried out justice for injustice.
They live in the Underworld.
Hades three headed guard dog
One eyed monsters.
Ugly snaked haired monsters that lived at the edge of the world. Medusa is one of the more well known gorgon.
Creatures that lured sailors to their deaths by singing a tune they couldn't resist.
A serpent like creature with nine heads. When one head is cut off two more grow in it's place.
A feared man eating monster with the head of a bull.
Winged horse that could fly
Female nature spirits of rivers, forests, etc
Children of a union between gods and mortals.
Peleus a mortal king was his father.
Thetis a water nymph was his mother.
Son of Zeus and a mortal woman.
Son of Zeus and a mortal woman