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Hera
By: Rebekah
Smith
Basic Information
Hera was the goddess of women and
marriage also known as the Queen of Gods.
She was the wife of Zues and daughter of
Rhea and Cronus. In Roman Mythology, Juno
is her equivalent. The cow and later, the
peacock were sacred to her. Hera’s siblings
were Poseidon, Hades, Demeter, Hestia, Zeus,
and Chiron. She was the mother of Ares, Enyo,
Hebe, Eileithyia, Hephaestus and Eris.
Hera
Zeus was the brother of Hera, who fell in love with him
from the first moment she saw him, and eventually got a
love charm from Aphrodite to seal the deal. She is very
relationship-oriented and spends much of her time driving
off Zeus's innumerable nymphs, mistresses, and other
dalliances. She also sometimes torments the offspring of
those unions, especially Hercules. To her credit, she's
gorgeous and kept Zeus busy on his honeymoon for three
hundred years, so she rightfully wonders why on earth he
needs to go anywhere else. When she's really fed up, she
wanders off by herself, always hoping Zeus will miss her
and seek her, usually eventually relenting and returning
without being sought.
Hera
Hera is usually thought of as responsible for
marrige and the family, and Greek men thought of her
as mean and selfish and generally unpleasant to be
around. She's always getting mad at Zeus about
something. But people did sacrifice to her, especially at
weddings. Hera is the mother of Hephaistos, the god of
volcanoes and blacksmithing. She's also the mother of
Hebe, the goddess of youth, and Ares, the god of war.
Different Greek story-tellers disagreed about whether
Hera's husband, Zues was the father of these children,
or maybe Hera just made them on her own, with no
father.
Hera
Hera spends a lot of her time trying to get rid of
all of the women and gods that Zues cheated on her
with. Everytime this would happen she would spend
all of her time hating and trying to destroy them and
their offspring. One of the most famous times this
has happened was when Zues cheated on her with a
human woman, Almena and they had Hercules.
Hercules was known for his strength and Hera
attempted to kill him multiple times.
Citations
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Mythology, W/ Pictures | Roman Juno." THEOI GREEK MYTHOLOGY,
Exploring Mythology & the Greek Gods in Classical Literature & Art. 20012011. Web. 08 Aug. 2011. <http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Hera.html>.