Where Is Zeus?


People ask me where the Gods have gone, thinking perhaps that the ancients saw Zeus as just a man in the sky, and because we see no sky-man there now (or ever), that Zeus is “gone”.

But He is always there, and has always been: in the fertile rain, in the mighty sound of thunder, in the very order that holds the sky aloft the wet earth.

Ὦ Ζεῦ, πάτερ Ζεῦ, σὸν μὲν οὐρανοῦ κράτος, σὺ δ᾿ ἔργ᾿ ἐπ᾿ ἀνθρώπων ὁρᾷς, λεωργὰ καὶ θεμιστά, σοὶ δὲ θηρίων, ὕβρις τε καὶ δίκη μέλει.

Aba Amang Langit, Tagapagtaguyod ng katarungan
mula langit hanggang kailaliman,
O Hari ng kaitaas-taasang naluluklok sa kaluwalhatian
Ama ng sansinukuban, papurihan Ka at pasalamatan
at ang Iyong magiting na pangalan.

(O Father Sky, Founder of justice in heaven as it is on earth,
thou King in the highest heavens enthroned in glory:
praise and thanks to you and your mighty name, O Father of all.)