Zeus (Ancient Greek: Ζεύς, Zeús; Modern Greek: Δίας, Días; English pronunciation /zjuːs/)[1] is the highest of the gods, ruler of Mount Olympus, and the god of weather and law. Often characterized with a lightning bolt, he is frequently found cheating on his wife Hera with mortal women, and is the father of Hercules. Unlike most of Olympus, Zeus tries to remain mostly nonaligned between the two warring factions, though often is swayed by the goddess Thetis, mother of Achilles, to support the Trojans.