After the WarEdit
Zeus had heard from The Oracle of Delphi that Metis would bear a son whom would overtake him once he grows. Zeus could not let this happen. He told her to play a game of changing shapes, and she, forgetting her prudence, accepted. She changed into many animals, but as soon as she turned into a fly, Zeus opened his mouth and ate her.
Months later, Zeus was getting head splitting headaches. The Olympians tried to find out what was happening, but there was no use. Suddenly, his head split open and out came Athena fully armored.
When Athena was born, Metis was released. Zeus and the Olympians still could not allow a successor to him. Hera suggested for her to marry a mortal, and all accepted. They chose Peleus, due to his loyalty and sincerity.
- Athena (with Zeus)
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