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Hera: the Goddess of Marriage

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Transcript of Hera: the Goddess of Marriage

The Greek Goddess of Marriage & Childbirth Hera Introduction Hera was one of the 12 Olympian gods and all had their own special identity. Vindictiveness "Hera was a vindictive goddess." Hera vs Callisto Callisto vowed to remain a virgin

Zeus disguised himself as Artemis and took advantage of her.

Callisto conceived a son, Arcas.

The angry and jealous Hera turned Callisto into a bear. Hera vs Hercules - Hercules was tormented by Hera throughout his life. Hera vs Lamia Zeus fell in love with Lamia, the queen of Libya. Hera was the wife of Zeus and therefore making her the queen of the gods and goddesses as well as being the goddess of marriage and childbirth. Since she was the goddess of marriage, she was very faithful to Zeus and expected faithfulness from him, too. vindictive: disposed to seek revenge Hera was always jealous of Zeus' affairs and she frequently plotted revenge on his maidens and their kids. Hera catches Zeus with another woman - At birth, Hera sent two serpents to kill Hercules, however he ended up strangling the serpents to death. - When Hercules performing 12 labours, Hera interfered by causing trouble for him along the way. - Hera caused Hercules to go mad and kill his family. Hera turns her into a monster and curses her with the inability to close her eyes. Only One Winner There was a beauty contest between Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite.
Paris, the prince of Troy, was the judge.
Aphrodite won which made Hera furious. The Trojan War Hera sided with the Greeks and helped them win against the Trojans. She plays one of the antagonists in game.
Her chalice must be retrieved in order to move on in the game.
She sends Argos and Hercules to battle the game's protagonist, Kratos. Hera appears in a video game called "God of War III". Game Time! Objective: Guess 3 of Hera's symbols from the clues and pictures given. If you know the answer, shout it out after all the clues are presented. Guess the Symbols! "Hera Edition" Symbol #1 Clues Peacock Symbol #2 Picture Equation (Pomeranian - ranian) + granite = ___________ Pomegranate Symbol #3 FUN FACTS Iris, the winged, rainbow goddess Hera had the power to move through the air and shape-shift. Hera created the Milky Way by breastfeeding Hercules Work Cited Philip, Neil. Mythology of the World. Boston, MA: Kingfisher, 2004. Print.

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"Greek Mythology: Fun Facts About Hera." Yahoo! Contributor Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Dec. 2012. Hera in the Media pomegranate peacock diadem Many couple consider June to be a good time to tie the knot. Conclusion Therefore, Hera is vindictive goddess because she will always find ways to take revenge on her rivals. Hercules Callisto Lamia Trojan War flying bird colourful feathers lots of "eyes" one of the songs in Katy Perry's Teenage Dream album
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