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Jupiter
Jupiter
Roman
Biographical Information
Current Counterpart: Rome
Gender: Male
Status: Alive
Home: Rome (most accounts)
The Heavens
Physical Description
Species: Deity
Hair color: Blonde (most accounts) or
White
Eye color: Blue (on most accounts) or
Other
Show Information
First appearance: "700 BCE"
Latest appearance: "9th Century"
Relevant Pages
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O the Mighty Jupiter, protect me O protector of all.

Jupiter is a character in Roman Mythology. He débuts, with his appearance in around an unknown time and usually ends at around the 10th or 11th Century.

Jupiter is the main greek God in Roman Mythology, the one with most mentions in his time.

HistoryEdit

Jupiter is a deity, the son of Saturn and the younger brother of Neptune and Pluto. Jupiter, also Jove. He is the god of sky and thunder and king of the gods in Ancient Roman religion and mythology. Jupiter was the chief deity of Roman state religion throughout the Republican and Imperial eras, until Christianity became the dominant religion of the Empire. In Roman mythology, he negotiates with Numa Pompilius, the second king of Rome, to establish principles of Roman religion such as sacrifice.

Jupiter is usually thought to have originated as a sky god. His identifying implement is the thunderbolt and his primary sacred animal is the eagle, which held precedence over other birds in the taking of auspices and became one of the most common symbols of the Roman army (see Aquila). The two emblems were often combined to represent the god in the form of an eagle holding in its claws a thunderbolt, frequently seen on Greek and Roman coins. As the sky-god, he was a divine witness to oaths, the sacred trust on which justice and good government depend. Many of his functions were focused on the Capitoline Hill, where the citadel was located. He was the chief deity of the early Capitoline Triad with Mars and Quirinus. In the later Capitoline Triad, he was the central guardian of the state with Juno and Minerva. His sacred tree was the oak.

At some point in his life, Jupiter meets a mortal woman named Alcmene, who becomes the mother of his son, Hercules, (also Heracles/Herakles, his original counterpart.) To atone for killing his first wife Megara and their sonshs caused during a fit of madnesss brought onAs a demigod, Hercules is tasked to complete the Twelve Labors, in order to ascend to godhood, and be reunited with his father, Jupiter and become immortal. He is also married to Juno.

FamilyEdit

CAELUS----------------------------------------------------------------------------TERRA

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SATURN------------------------------------------------------------------------------OPS

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VESTA CERES JUNO PLUTO NEPTUNE JUPITER


Notes:

  • Solid lines denote parent-child blood relationships
  • Dashed lines denote marriage relationships that result in offspring
  • denotes the deceased
  • Sorry for the closeness of the 6 names of the children

TriviaEdit

NotesEdit

  • Jupiter has had only one wife but many affairs, but the most famous of all of his children [and affairs] is with Alcmene, their child was named Hercules [or also known as Heracles in his original Greek Counterpart].

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