Hera

Patron of Marriage and Childbirth.

Get to know me!

My name is Hera. I was raised by the Titans, Oceanus and Tethys, although Cronus and Rhea are my real parents. I married my brother Zeus, but it was definitely not because I love him. I married him to cover up my shame of being raped by him. Being the disgusting and sneaky person he is, he disguised himself as a battered bird. As for me, I felt sorry for the poor thing and held it close to comfort it. Zeus changed back into himself and did the terrible deed. He is also a very violent man. A few others and I who had been knocked around by Zeus. We tried to place revenge of him, but one of his friends let him go. Zeus then hung me in the sky and I wept all night in miserable pain. Apparently I kept him up all night and the ugly god couldn't get his beauty sleep. Following the next morning, he agreed to let me go if I swore to never rebel again. I had no other choice. So, I followed his command.

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Hera

Hera was known as the supreme goddess, making her the patron of marriage and childbirth. She is also referred to as Juno.

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All the gods and goddesses we invited to a wedding a while back for my two great friends Peleus and Thetis! The only goddess not invited was Eris This is because she's the goddess of discord. She brought a golden apple to the wedding inscribed with the words "for the fairest one" through feelings of jealousy. So being the beautiful woman I am, along with Athena and Aphrodite, we all claimed that the apple belonged to ourselves. We thought that is was a great idea to make Zeus choose who the most beautiful was. Zeus did not want to make a decision. Therefore, he passed the choice on to Prince Paris. Athena, Aphrodite, and myself all offered him something to gain the title of most beautiful woman. I offered to him control over all of Asia and Europe. Athena promised wisdom, fame, and glory in battle. Aphrodite offered the most beautiful wife in the world. He chose Aphrodite! I was absolutely baffled with his decision. I'm filled with anger for those who think of other women as more beautiful than me.

Works cited

"Hera." Hera. Web. 02 Feb. 2016.

"Hera's Symbols." Hera the Supreme Goddess. Web. 02 Feb. 2016.

"Hera • Facts and Information on Greek Goddess Hera." Greek Gods & Goddesses. Web. 02 Feb. 2016.