Marriage, Family, and Jealousy
A Happy Marriage?
Hera was angry after the birth of Dionysus. She turned herself into Semele's trusted babysitter, then proceeded to question Semele on whether Zeus was really himself or not. Confused, Semele then begged Zeus to see his true form. The god's form was too powerful and Semele perished.
Hera once caught Io eyeing Zeus. In order to save Io, Zeus turned her into a cow. Angered, Hera sent a giant to hold her hostage and eventually sent a fly to bite ad torment her.
Hera didn't want Leto to give birth to Apollo and Artemis, so she punished Leto to never give birth on stable ground or anywhere where the sun was able to shine. After months of agony, Leto was able to find the Island of Delos to give birth.
Zeus used to go into the forest and flirt with the nymphs. One day, when Hera was hot on his trail, Echo decided to sidetrack her with stories and gossip. Hera did not manage to find Zeus that day. This trend continued until Hera realized what was happening. She punished Echo by taking away her voice except to repeat the words of others.
Hephaestus was not a child of an affair with Zeus. Zeus and Hera were happily together at that time and peacefully gave birth to a baby boy. However, when Hera looked at the child, she found that he was unbearably ugly and literally kicked him off Olympus. While on Earth, he made great strives in craftsmanship until he returned to Olympus.
Heracles was another affair child with Zeus. Of course, Hera sent snakes to the baby's crib, but he was too strong and wrestled and killed them. Eventually he grew up to marry Megara and have two children. After a while, Hera sent a fit of rage unto Heracles, so he murdered his family. When Heracles came to his senses, he realized he had done wrong. Hera made him mortal and gave him twelve tasks to make up for his sins. One of his tasks was too much, even for him, and right before he died, he was made immortal again.
The Milky Way
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