Hera

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Background Information-

  • Parents were Titans Cronos and Rhea
  • Hera's father swallowed her because he did not want any one to take his power but then was tricked in to throwing his children back up
  • Sister and wife of Zeus (Zeus's seventh wife)

Hera's Children-

  • Gave birth to her children without help of men
  • First born was Hephaestus, the Smith-God
  • Second born was Hehe, the Goddess of Youth
  • Her final child was Ares, the God of War
  • to her stepchildren she portrayed jealousy and anger toward them

What was she known for?

  • Mainly worshiped as goddess of marriage and birth
  • Queen of heaven
  • Independent and willful goddess
  • Queen of gods

Dedications to Hera

  • The peacock was and cows were her sacred animal
  • The pomegranate was also dedicated to her
  • Traditionally a woman's games festival dedicated to hera was also held in Olympus every four years
  • Art references including sculptures and carvings were dedicated to her

Bibliography

The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Hera (Greek Mythology)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, 2014. Web. 09 Nov. 2014.


"Encyclopedia Mythica." : Greek Mythology. Encyclopedia Mythica Online, 2014. Web. 08 Nov. 2014. <http://www.pantheon.org/areas/mythology/europe/greek/articles.html>.


Jordan, Michael. Encyclopedia of Gods: Over 2,500 Deities of the World. New York: Facts on File, 1993. Print.


Parada, Carlos. "Hera - Greek Mythology Link." Hera - Greek Mythology Link. Greek Mythology, 1 Jan. 1997. Web. 09 Nov. 2014. <http://www.maicar.com/GML/Hera.html>.