After all there was the prophecy that the son of Zeus will take the place of Zeus . No, you're in the wrong mythology or theology. For Christians, Jesus is the. Perseus, so the legends say, was a son of Zeus. But he was a demigod because his mother was a. Zeus is the sky and thunder god in ancient Greek religion, who ruled as king of the gods of . Soon after taking the throne as king of the gods, Zeus had to fight some of Gaia's other children, the monsters Typhon and Echidna. He vanquished Children : Aeacus , Angelos , Aphrodite , Apollo .