What are some characteristics of Zeus in the Iliad?

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Zeus is the King of the Gods, and the most powerful god in the Olympian pantheon. He is married to Hera, his sister, and the Queen of the Gods. They both were children of Cronus and Rhea. Zeus was notorious for his infidelities with both men and women.

One of the most important of Zeus' affairs was with the mortal woman Leda, by whom he fathered Helen. 

Zeus is extremely powerful and is a sky god who wields thunderbolts. He is often portrayed as fighting with Hera. 

At the start of the Iliad, when Achilles feels that he has been dishonored by Agamemnon, he asks his mother Thetis to intervene on his behalf by asking Zeus to aid the Trojans until the Greeks repent of their ill-treatment of Agamemnon and give him the honor he feels he deserves. Because Zeus is indebted to Thetis, he agrees to this request.

Zeus is often shown as the final arbiter in cases when the gods disagree. 

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