Hera

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Thesis

In James M. Hunt’s “The Olympians” Hera is mad at Zeus for his actions and wants revenge.

summarize

In James M. Hunt’s “The Olympians” Hera is mad at Zeus for his actions and wants revenge. Hera marries Zeus because she is ashamed of being raped by him and that was the only way she could cover it up. Then she becomes very protective of other women especially married women and tires to take revenge on Zeus.

introduction

For example, she tried getting the gods against him for revenge but failed and was severely punished.

quote

The story states “Once when Zeus was being particularly overbearing to the other gods, Hera convinced them to join in a revolt” (The Olympians). The story also sates “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” (The Olympians).

explanation

This shows that Hera is still mad at Zeus and that she still wants her revenge but she can’t do anything about it and stays committed to Zeus and their children. Lastly Hera is just going to leave her story for the next century to read and never get her revenge over Zeus.

works cited

Miller, loan. Holographic gods. Digital image. Holographic Archetypes. Iona Miller, 2010-2013. Web. 14 Nov. 2014.