ZEUS - King of the Gods

"Even the gods who are not his natural children address him as Father, and all the gods rise in his presence."

He needs little introduction as he is probably one of the most famous and recognisable Gods in all mythologies. I personally see some interesting parallels between Zeus and Yahweh, especially in European history and mythology, but that's a longer conversation that belongs somewhere else.
Zeus is usually depicted as a strong old man in most media, and SMITE's design is no different. He does come with a shield which I've decided to exclude from this artwork because I thought it just added unnecessary noise to the image. I had a lot of fun with this one, even though his design isn't quite as endearing as that of other characters from this game. Still, I thought his bracer had eagle-like elements to it, which is a nice nod to one of his preferred shapes in myth.

Credits go to Hi-Rez Studios (SMITE) for the character model and design.

August 29, 2023