Some time later Zeus suddenly has such a severe headache that he thinks his skull is bursting.
His son Hephaistos, the god of the blacksmith, hurries here in consternation. With a giant hammer he smashes his father's skull, but what is there?
Athena, the daughter with whom Metis went pregnant, comes out of the split skull of the divine father.
Athena, the goddess of war and protector of cities.
She stands there fully armed with helmet and lance ready for battle.
Rea quickly recognizes her son Zeus' inclinations and sees what devastating consequences his sentimental and sexual unsteadiness could have, so she forbids him to remarry.
How dare she? Has she forgotten that he is the ruler of the universe?
Deeply angered, Zeus threatens his producer to rape her on the spot!
He shows himself unimpressed and Rea turns into a snake, ready to jump on her son, but Zeus does the same to her, he turns into a male snake, wraps himself in an indissoluble knot around her and realizes his threat.
When his mother is switched off, Zeus quickly looks for a new wife.
He doesn't choose just any wife.
From Metis he acquired the cunning and wisdom that he still lacks is a sense of justice, which is why he throws an eye on the venerable Themis, a Titaness.
Themis is the goddess of justice.
Together they have about 15 children, among them three prudent daughters, the Horae, three girls who watch over a regular life.
Then follow three more daughters, three girls living in an inaccessible cave not far from the Olymp, three beauties with empty eyes. They are always connected together by a string and look like simple spinners. Their names cause the mortals and of course also the gods to shudder.
Klotho spins the string, Lachesis measures its length and Atropos the merciless, cuts the string.
This string is of course the string of life, that of the mortals and also that of the gods. These three women are called the Moirai and later the Parcae by the Romans.
Their decisions are irreversible, no one can change them, even Zeus acknowledges their superiority and will never dare to oppose them.
The Moirai embody fate.