Before his marriage to Hera, Zeus consorted with a number of the female Titanes (and his sister Demeter). These liaisons are ordered by Hesiod as follows: (1) Metis; (2) Themis; (3) Eurynome; (4) Demeter; (5) Mnemosyne; (6) Leto.
Thus, Zeus had sexual relations with a total of at least 57 others, a number of exceeds the number of Achaean deaths in the Iliad. It is certainly an outstanding achievement by the best and most righteous of the gods.
This page describes three of Zeus' mortal liaisons--Danae who was impregnated by the god in the form of a golden shower, Antiope who was seduced by the god in the guise of a satyr, and Kallisto who was deceived by Zeus disguised as the maiden Artemis.
Zeus NEVER slept with Persephone. She was married to Hades as a maiden, and never slept with anybody else, God, man, or hero. The only major goddess that slept around was Aphrodite, who also never slept with Zeus.
Zeus took another lover, the mortal Semele, after he saw her sacrifice a bull in his honor. Zeus visited Semele often and she became pregnant. Hera discovered Zeus's infidelity, worked to befriend Semele, and tricked her into asking Zeus to show himself in all his glory, knowing that mortals cannot look upon the gods.
Aphrodite later and of her own volition had an affair with Zeus, but his jealous wife Hera laid her hands upon the belly of the goddess and cursed their offspring with malformity.
Zera is a highly disliked couple. Since the PJO series, many hate Hera. Zeus has cheated on Hera over a hundred times. However, she keeps forgiving him in the end.
Hades did not make any of his extramarital affairs a secret. Typically, his affairs would not bother Persephone, but when Minthe arrogantly bragged that she was more beautiful than Persephone and that she would win Hades back, Persephone took revenge. Persephone turned Minthe into what we know today as the mint plant.
Why is Zeus married to his sister? To hide her shame, Hera agreed to marry him. It was a violent marriage at best. Though Zeus had pursued his sister and sought to possess her by marriage, he never gave up his lusty ways.
Hephaestus. Hephaestus is the son of Zeus and Hera. Sometimes it is said that Hera alone produced him and that he has no father. He is the only god to be physically ugly.
In one account Hera refused to marry Zeus and hid in a cave to avoid him; an earthborn man named Achilles convinced her to give him a chance, and thus the two had their first sexual intercourse.
Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) : "Leto had relations with Zeus, for which she was hounded by Hera all over the earth. She finally reached Delos and gave birth to Artemis, who thereupon helped her deliver Apollon."
Zeus fell in love with Io and seduced her under a thick blanket of cloud to keep Hera from learning of it. But Hera was no fool; she flew down from Olympus, dispersed the cloud, and found Zeus standing by a white heifer, who of course was Io.
Athena is also the favorite child of Zeus, being allowed to carry his Aegis, or armor, into battle.
Althought Athena is a virgin goddess, she mothered the god Erichthonios by Hephaestus. According to myth, she went to Hephaestus wanting some weapons forged. When Hephaestus tried to rape her, she protected her virginity and he ejaculated on her leg.
Interesting Facts about Hera
Oddly enough, in addition to being a mother, Hera also embodied perpetual virginity, as she renewed her virginity annually by bathing in the spring of Canathus in Nauplia (Peloponnese/Southern Greece). Hera was an Olympian goddess, but her place on Mount Olympus was not always assured.
Eventually he led the war effort against Kronos. Hera, Zeus' girlfriend and future wife, was the most desirable woman at the time and because of this, he would use Hera to seduce Kronos and poison him over time, but the plan worked too well for his liking. After the war was done, Zeus "rewarded" Hades with Kronos.
Yes, Hades was married to his niece, Persephone. Persephone's mother was the goddess Demeter. Demeter and Hades were siblings.
He has over 115 girlfriends and over 140 kids. Hades on the other hand is the god of the underworld, the ruler of the dead. His wife is Persephone. Zeus and Hades were sons to Cronus and Rhea.
Some say Persephone grew to love Hades
It seems hard to imagine she would fall in love with her kidnapper. But in many stories Hades treated Persephone like the queen she was, doting on her day and night and allowing her to flourish.
Zeus, as he usually is well-known to do, cheats on his wife Hera after he falls in love with the queen of Corinth who is ill-treated by her husband.
Aphrodite was the most beautiful of all the Goddesses. Aphrodite was the most beautiful of all the Goddesses and there are many tales of how she could encourage both Gods and humans to fall in love with her.
Hera is the goddess of family. By divorcing Zeus she would be breaking her own family further apart, therefore creating rifts between her children and the other gods and demigods. By refusing to divorce zeus, she is setting an example: she is the queen of the gods, and he the King.
Ares and Aphrodite conceived as many as eight children: Deimos, Phobos, Harmonia, Adrestia and the four Erotes (Eros, Anteros, Pothos and Himeros). She also had an affair with the mortal Anchises, a Trojan. She seduced him and slept with him and the two of them conceived Aeneas.
APHRODITE The goddess of love and beauty had a long love affair with Ares which lasted for the duration of her marriage to Hephaistos and beyond. She bore him four divine sons and a daughter: Eros, Anteros, Deimos, Phobos and Harmonia.