Jove is usually thought to have originated as a sky god.
He isthe son of Saturn... Ops is his mother...
Jupiter is one of the 12 Olympians...
When Ops realised that she was pregnant, after her husband Saturn kept eating all the prvious offspring she had, again, she had the baby (Jove) secretly moved to Crete, giving a stone wrapped in swaddling-clothes to Saturn for him to eat.
Saturn believed he had eaten Jupiter therefore Jupiter was saved.
After Jupiter was raised by his mother, his destiny was to take over his own father, Saturn, as revenge for all he had done to his brothers and sisters in the past.
When Jupiter grew up, he made Saturn vomit up all of the Jovial kins (Neptune, Pluto, Ceres, Juno and Vesta) he had swallowed.
All the brothers and sisters joined forces and overthrew Saturn.....
Jupiter's identifying implement is the thunderbolt, and his primary sacred animal is the eagle, which held precedence over other birds in the taking of auspices.
Jupiter is the equivalent of Greek Zeus but not the same...
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