"Why, Zeus, why so dead set against Odysseus?"
"My child," Zeus who marshals the thunderheads replied,
"what nonsense you let slip through your teeth. Now,
how on earth could I forget Odysseus? Great Odysseus
who excels all men in wisdom, excels in offerings too."

– Homer

The Odyssey, Book 1, lines 75-79. Zeus responds sharply to his daughter Athena’s claim that he is against Odysseus. On the contrary, Zeus expresses a certain fondness for the unforgettable hero.