Public Domain Super Heroes
A statue of Zeus

Real Name

Zeus, Jupiter

First Appearance

Ancient Greece


Zeus (known as Jupiter in Roman Mythology), was the ruler of Mount Olympus, leader of the Twelve Olympians, and the god of the sky and thunder in Greco-Roman mythology. He was the son of of Cronus and Rhea and sibling to Poseidon, Hades, Demeter, Hestia and Hera. His sister, Hera, was also his wife who bore him three children : Ares, Hebe, and Hephaestus. He was not a faithful husband however, and took on many lovers who bore him children as well. These include Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Dionysus, Hermes, Hercules, Helen, Perseus, Minos, the Muses, and others.


Zeus was the first mythological figure to be summoned forth from Craig Carter's magic ring. He explained to Craig how his ring functioned and aided him in his fight against crime.


Zeus assisting Captain Marvel.

Zeus is revealed to be the one who sends the lightning bolts when Captain Marvel says Shazam! At one point, Zeus refuses, but realizes that Captain Marvel is doing him a favor by quelling the violence of humanity.

Fox Features

Zanzibar battles Zeus, after the God kidnaps Venus.

Frank Communale

Zeus ordered his daughter,Diana the Huntress, to travel Mount Olympus and protect Greece from the Nazis. He also asked his son, Hercules, to aid the Allies.


Zeus sends his son Hercules (MLJ) to Earth to fight the evils of the modern world.


Zeus was summoned by Kid Eternity to help him fight criminals. He also aided Merlin the Magician on one occasion.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Yellowjacket #1-10
  • Mystery Men Comics #2
  • Blue Ribbon Comics #5-8
  • Boy Comics #10
  • Whiz Comics #28
  • America's Greatest Comics #5
  • Captain Marvel, Jr. #63
  • Master Comics #123
  • Captain Marvel Adventures #144
  • National Comics #17, 32
  • Wham Comics #1-2
  • Tip Top Comics vol. 2 #11 (23)
  • Prize Comics vol. 4 #8 [44]
  • Thrilling Comics #47
  • Humdinger vol. 1 #4
  • A Treasury of Horses

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