On Faiths and Deities
Photo scanned from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology by Arthur Cotterell and Rachel Storm (2002, Select Editions): In Greek mythology, Zeús is the omnipotent leader of the deities, enthroned on Olympus. With him in the picture is the sea nymph Thetis, who is begging the supreme deity to help her son Achilles concerning the war waged by the armies of Greece against the city of Troy.
In virtually every mythology, the supreme deity is always male. This is a reflection of the universal social system in the olden times, when religions were still in the making—the reason male chauvinism and patriarchal mentality persist to this day—an indication how deeply rooted such folly is.