Queen of the Gods

Hera is the Queen of the gods, she is also the goddess of marriage, women, childbirth, and family. Some of her symbols include pomegranates, peacocks, cows, and lotus flowers. It is said that the peacock was sacred to her. Hera's parents are Cronus and Rhea, and her siblings are Poseidon, Hades, Demeter, Hestia, and Zeus. Zeus is also her husband, and their children are Hebe, Eris, and Eileithyia. Hera hated the children from Zeus's other wives especially Athena and Hercules.

Judgement of Paris

Zeus held a banquet in celebration of the marriage of Peleus and Thetis. Eris arrived at the celebration with a golden apple, this apple belonged to the fairest one. Three goddesses claimed the apple Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite. They chose Paris to judge the contest, each of them attempted to bribe him. Athena offered him wisdom and skill in war, Aphrodite offered him the world's most beautiful women, and Hera offered to make him king of Europe and Asia. Paris accepted Aphrodite's gift and awarded the apple to her. Hera was known for her jealous and hateful attitude. Paris earned Hera's hate when he picked Aphrodite over her. Zeus feared Hera, but one day he had enough of her hatred and hung her in the clouds by a golden chain, and attached heavy anvils to her feet.
Greek Mythology: The Story of Hera
Hera - The Greek Goddess

Works Cited

"Hera." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 01 Feb. 2016.

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