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.
Hera was known as the supreme goddess, making her the patron of marriage and childbirth. She is also referred to as Juno.
Cronus & Rhea
Cronus and Rhea are Hera's real parents.
Hera was Zeus' wife, as well as his sister.
This colorful bird is one of Hera's symbols because it is the bird that Zeus disguised himself as.
Another one of Hera's symbols is a pomegranate. This one of her symbols because it represents fertility because Hera is the goddess patron of childbirth.
The peacock is another symbol because it is an ancient symbol of immortality.
Oceanus & Tethys
Oceanus and Tethys raised Hera as she grew up.
More about me
"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.