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Copy of Hera (Juno)
Transcript of Copy of Hera (Juno)
Goddess of Marriage, Women and Birth
Goddess Hera was one of the children of the titans Rhea and Cronus.
She had special skills and talents like:
resistance to injury
And because Hera was the goddess of marriage, women and birth she could also:
had the ability to bless and curse marriage
protect women from rape
death during childbirth
help preserve the health of women all together
She also had many traits including:
she was known for her terrible jealousy and anger
described as "cow" eyed
vengeful (most notably against Zeus's lovers and their children, but also against mortals who crossed her)
and she is a loyal wife, despite her husbands affairs she stays with him and rules by his side.
She had five siblings which were Hestia, Demeter, Hades, Poseidon, and Zeus.
She was the sister and wife of Zeus.
She lived in Olympus.
Her weakness was mainly her jealousy and Vindictiveness. Hera would often misuse her powers and position to punish Zeus's lovers and with them their children. The children Zeus had with the goddesses or mortals other than Hera included Apollo, Hermes, Aphrodite, Heracles.
Other than being the goddess of marriage, women and birth she was also a goddess of the sky and starry heavens.
and the peacock.
sometimes the cuckoo
Hera had big eyes, or "cow eyes".
Related to summer, pride and represents the eyes of Argos, the watcher
(Argus Panoptes is the guardian of the heifer-nymph Io, a priestess of Hera in Argos, and son of Arestor and was a primordial giant. Often described with a hundred eyes).
Her sacred animals were...
In remembrance of Zeus's trickery.
Which represents her royal status.
Hera was also responsible for every aspect of existence. Including the seasons and weather.
These were the children of Hera and Zeus:
Ares: the god of war
Hephaestus: the god of blacksmiths
Hebe: the goddess of youth
Eileithyia: the goddess of childbirth
Enyo: the goddess of war and destruction
Eris: the goddess of chaos, strife and discord
Although Zeus had many other children with other goddesses or mortals which made Hera very angry, but she still stood by his side.
Some of the websites I used:
http://www.goddessgift.com/goddess-myths/greek goddess hera.htm
A Poem on Goddess Hera
a face of beauty
with a mind so cunning
filled with jealousy and vengeance
cross her path
and face her wrath
for she will not be kind
her name translates as the "great lady".
Hera's marriage was found in strife with Zeus and continued in strife. Zeus courted her unsuccessfully. He then turned to trickery, he changed himself into a disheveled cuckoo. Hera had felt bad for the cuckoo and held it to her breast to warm it. Then Zeus went back to his normal form and took the advantage of the surprise and raped Hera. Then Hera married him to cover her shame.
When Zeus was being overbearing to the gods, Hera convinced them to join in a revolt. Her part was to drug Zeus which she did. Then the gods tied Zeus on a couch and made sure to tie many knots. Then they started to argue on what to do next. Briareus overheard the arguments. Still full of gratitude to Zeus, Briareus slipped in and was able to quickly untie the many knots. Zeus sprang from the couch and grabbed up his thunderbolt.The gods fell to their knees begging and pleading for mercy. He seized Hera and hung her from the sky with gold chains. She wept in pain all night but, none of the others dared to interfere. Her weeping kept Zeus up and the next morning he agreed to release her if she would swear never to rebel again. She had little choice but, to agree. While she never again rebelled, she often intrigued against Zeus's plans and she was often able to outwit him.
Many stories have to do with her taking revenge on Zeus.