Hera

Roman Name: Juno

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Goddess of Marriage and Birth

Symbols

  • The Cuckoo- Symbolizes Zeus' love for her
  • Pomegranate- fertility because shes a goddess of child birth.
  • Peacock- An ancient symbol of immortality.

Character Traits

  • Jealousy- She was a very jealous of Zeus' offspring and his many lovers.
  • Majestic- She wears a high cylindrical crown
  • Vengeful- She will would always go and punish every affair or lover Zeus' had.

Relationships

  • Husband: Zeus
  • Parents: Cronus, Rhea
  • Siblings: Zeus, Poseidon, Hestia, Demeter, and Hades
  • Children: Eilithyia, Ares, Hebe, and Hephaestus

Strenghts

  • Loyal-Even though Zeus had many affairs she still stayed with him.
  • Powerful-She conceived and delivered a child by herself to prove that she didn't need Zeus.
  • Caring-She blessed and protected a women's marriage.

Weaknesses

  • Cruel-When Heracles was an infant she sent snakes to attack him in his crib.
  • Hatred-She hated and tried to kill Heracles many times.
  • Jealousy-She was always jealous of Zeus's many lovers.

Interesting Facts

  • The month of June was named in her honor.
  • Before her marriage with Zeus, she ruled over the Heavens and Earth.
  • She had a storm raised at sea to drive Heracles out of his course to kill him.

Works Cited

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"Hera Was the Goddess of Marriage and Family and the Protector of Married Women." Queen Hera (Juno), the Olympian Goddess of Marriage. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.


"Hera • Facts and Information on Greek Goddess Hera." Greek Gods & Goddesses. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.


"Hera's Symbols." Hera the Supreme Goddess. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.


"Hera, Greek Goddess." Of Love and Marriage. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.