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Hera: Greek Goddess of Marriage and Family

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Amari Simpson

on 2 November 2012

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Transcript of Hera: Greek Goddess of Marriage and Family

Hera Hera Hera was called the Goddess of Heaven and was a powerful queen independently. Appearance/ Characteristics/ Interesting Facts Hera was very beautiful. She had medium length black hair and she often wore a high cylindrical crown. Jobs/Ruler Of Hera's job was to protect women that were married. Powers/Abilities Hera possesses several powers including superhuman strength, vitality, longevity, and resistance to injury. Relationships Her parents were Cronus and Rhea. They are titans. Hera and Heracles Son of Alcmene
Half Human/ Half God
Sent Serpents to kill him
Heracles strangled them
When he was older Hera sent madness on him
Killed wife and 3 sons Sources Greek Goddess of Marriage and Family She was married to her own brother Zeus, because after he raped her she felt shamed. Her and her brothers and sisters except Zeus were swallowed at birth by their father, Cronos, until Zeus was born and freed them. She was known as a jealous goddess, not only of the other women that Zeus seduced but of his children also. You could probably say that she was also a protector of herself since she was the wife of a philandering husband. She was very mean even to her own children and she spent most of her time punishing them and the many women Zeus did so much as to look at She was the Queen of Gods Her mystical powers include, the ability to fly, change her shape or appearance to look like someone else, an animal or an object, and she can make herself and other beings invisible from mortal eyesight She can also change the shape of others and can teleport between dimensions like from Olympus to Earth. She has 3 brothers, Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. She also has 2 sisters, Hestia and Demeter. Her children were, Hephaestus, Ares, and Hebe. Hera was known for being very mean so she did not have many friends or even any at all. Hera's enemies were Hercules, Hephaestus, Athena, and Dionysus who were all children of Zeus. Io, Semele, Lamia, Echo, and Leto were also enemies of Hera because they were lovers of Zeus and some of them were mothers of his children. Her husband was Zeus, who was also her brother. "Hera - Queen of the Gods in Greek Mythology Hera." About.com Ancient / Classical History. About.com, 2012. Web. 02 Nov. 2012. <http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/grecoromanmyth1/g/hera.htm>. Regula, DeTraci. "Fast Facts On: Hera." About.com Greece Travel. About.com, 2012. Web. 02 Nov. 2012. <http://gogreece.about.com/cs/mythology/a/mythhera.htm>. Her sacred animal is the cow for her big eyes. Her sacred birds were the peacock, the cuckoos and ducks. Her sacred plants were the apples of immortality,the pomegranate, which is a symbol of marriage. Also the Iris, oranges and willow are linked to her. Her Roman name is Juno. Wigington, Patti. "Hera, Greek Goddess of Marriage." About.com Paganism / Wicca. About.com, 2012. Web. 02 Nov. 2012. <http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/greekdeities/p/HeraProfile.htm>.
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