Zeus is the king of the gods, and the wife of Hera, who is also his sister. He was the son of the titan Cronus, is brother of Hades and Posiedon, and is the sister of Hera, Hestia, and Demeter. He is the father of the Fates, the gods Aphrodite, Ares, Eileithyia, Eris, Hebe, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, Athena, Melinoe, Pandia, Asraea, and the heroes Hercules, and Perseus, as well as Helen of Troy. An important story about Zeus is the way he killed his father Cronus, and became the king of the gods. He was supposed to be eaten but was instead replaced with a stone by his mother, he then trained and grew up and returned to kill his father, he then released his siblings from the belly of his father and they were now adults.