In Orphic and Classic mythology, a divine child who was the son of Zeus (as a snake) and his daughter Persephone.
Zeus planned to make Zagreus his heir and give him unlimited power, but Hera out of jealousy instigates the Titans to assault the child while she beguiled him with toys. The Titans, who were resistant to Zeus' rule, tore Zagreus to pieces and proceeded to devour him.
Zeus then appeared and drove them away with thunderbolts, succeeding in saving his heart. Some accounts say that he was reassembled and resurrected by Demeter; others, that Zeus fed his heart to Semele in a drink, making her pregnant with Dionysus, whom he sometimes is identified with. Other sources credit Athena with saving his heart.
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Sources: (1) Cooper, J.C. (Editor), Brewer's Book of Myth and Legend, Cassell Academic Publishing; (2) Evans, Bergen, Dictionary of Mythology, Dell Publishing Co., Inc.; (3) Dixon-Kennedy, Mike, Encyclopedia of Greco-Roman Mythology, ABC-Clio Inc. Publishers.
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