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Question: Is Hera as jealous as she is told about?
Answer: The classical authors describe her this way. She is
also described this way by Homer.
Question: What Impact Hera Had on art?
Answer: Hera was overshadowed by both Zeus, her husband, and
the other goddesses, Athena, Aphrodite, and Artemis. There is one
famous statue of Hera in the Louvre called “Hera of Samos”
of 550 BCE.
Question: is hera a sister of zeus
Answer: Yes. She was Zeus’s wife and sister.
Question: was hera having any affairss
Answer: There are no stories of any.
Question: Why is she married to Zeus if she is Jelous?
Answer: Zeus was the most important God and since the status of a woman
is determined by her husband, Hera is the most important goddess.
Question: do you have any recent pictures of hera???
Answer: Hera has little meaning to the modern world and so is not often
depicted. Hera was a beautiful woman so any picture of a beautiful woman would
do. Hera usually wore a crown and would be shown with a cow or a peacock.
She was one of the goddesses in the judgement of Paris and there are
recent pictures of this:
Alphonse Mucha, The Judgement of Paris: 1895. Hera is in the background on the right with her peacock.
Question: was hera ever killed
Answer: No, Hera is an immortal goddess.
Question: where does hera live right now?
Answer: She lives in the palace of Zeus above Mount Olympus in Greece, now
Question: whre is Hera?
Answer: Because she is a goddess she can be anywhere.
Question: is hera hercules enemy?
Answer: Hecules lost the favor of Hera but they were later reconciled.
Question: What is a good myth about Hera?
Answer: Hera is an important character in the Iliad. There are many
important details to be found about her there. You can read about how she
outmanoeuvers Zeus in chapter XIV.
Question: how did she create the milky way??
Answer: Of course the Milky way was more important to the Greeks because
they could see it. The weather was clear and there were few city lights to
dim the view. The air was clear because there was little pollution. The
ancient Greeks called that bright band of light “the milk of Hera”, and it is
our source of the name the Milky Way. Heracles was born of immortal Zeus
following one of his many affairs with a mortal woman, this one by name of
Alcmene. Having a celestial father Heracles had the possibility of immortality,
but only if he was suckled by the Queen of Olympus, so Zeus had him secretly
placed at Hera’s breast as she slept. His vigorous sucking awoke the jealous
wife of Zeus who pulled him from her nipple with such force that her milk
sprayed across heaven giving birth to the Milky Way. The Greeks called it
Kiklios Galaxios – meaning the “milky circle” – from which our word galaxy is
derived. It would be nice to find the original source of this myth.
Question: Where did Hera originate from?
Answer: She may have come from Poenicia with Aphrodite to Crete. The myth
of Europa may be her story. The rape of Europa may explain why Hera had to
marry Zeus. From Crete she would have migrated to the Greek mainland.
Question: Who is the Roman equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera?
Question: more detail on how women were depicted in the various categories
with examples, eg sensual = ( a painting)
Answer: You need to provide the categories. Here is a sensual picture of
Hera: Hera seated, RISD 25.078
Question: diid zeus love hera? or did he just lust for her?
Answer: Lust at first then later love, or so the stories go. Pecause he is a perfect god he loves everything.
Question: Can you give the specific stories she was in during the Iliad?
Answer: You should read Book XIV of the Iliad. Hera borrows the girdle
of Aphrodite so she can have her way with Zeus.
Question: who were her favorite people, places, and things?
- People – She liked kings and rulers.
- Places – She had temples at Samos, Argos, Corinth, Naucratis, and Platea.
- Things – She liked cows and peacocks.
Question: Zeus lusted after Hera but he lusts after other women and
never married them. Why did Zeus marry Hera? After all, you said he
didn’t love her.
Answer: He probably needed to for political reasons. At one time she was
the most important deity and in order to dominate her he had to marry her.
He may have raped her to assure that domination. But she was too important
politically to ever abandon, and so he never did. After all she is the queen
of the heavens and as long as they are married he is the king of the heavens. Many a man married a woman who she lusted after. There are many social pressures to do this, especial when he got her pregnant. Zeus’s lust must have gotten Hera pregnant because he is perfect.
Question: Did Hera have any love affairs like Zeus did?
Question: is hera a mortal?
Question: what did hera wear
Answer: Goddesses could wear anything they wanted. This could vary from
nothing up to the most equisite imperishable gown. Often gowns worn by goddesses are gossamer gowns made by Athena. The gowns pictured on ancient Greek goddesses are not real gowns, they are idealizations of what gossamer gowns would look like.
Question: was hera a great goddess
Answer: Yes she was.
Question: Where can I find pictures of Hera with her nurses the
Question: how did she drive hercules mad
Answer: She probably sent phantoms against him who stood over his wife
and children. As he battled the phantoms he killed his wife and children.
Technically these would have been hysterical hallucinations.
Question: When did Hera marry Zues?
Answer: After he released her from his father Cronus, but it seems likely
before he created mortal women.
Question: is there any movies about hera
Answer: Hera appears in Xena and Hercules episodes as well as movies about
the Iliad and Odyssey, and The Voyage of the Argo.
Question: what roles did Hera play in the Odyssey?
Answer: Hera saved Menelaus from destruction in the storm caused by Athena
to punish the army of Agamemnon for the rape of Cassandra.
Question: Why did Hera tolerate her sister Demeter’s affair with Zeus?
Answer: She could not do anything significant to her sister anyway and it
would be pretty hard to live with her for eternity if she did.
Question: Is there a special reason to why Hera’s daughters by Zeus were
not Olympians? Why were Aphrodite, Athena and Artemis so ‘special’ as to be
Answer: The status of the deities seems to reflect the cultural importance
of their realms. Hera’s daughters, Hebe, goddess of youth, and Eileithyia,
Goddess of childbirth, maintain realms of lesser importance. In addition
to love, wisdom, and Nature being important culturally, the goddesses Aphrodite,
Athena, and Artemis represent goddesses who were important for other reasons
to cultures of the more distant past.
Question: why did hera father eat her
Answer: He knew that one of his children would do him in. Since he did not
know which one would do this he tried to eat them all.
Question: was hera hairy down there?
Answer: No. Greek ladies liked long and plentiful hair on their heads but
they removed bodily hair everywhere else.
Question: Does Hera like to have rough sex like Zeus?
Answer: Their encounter in the Iliad (Book XIV) does not describe rough sex:
“With this the son of Saturn caught his wife in his embrace;
whereon the earth sprouted them a cushion of young grass, with
dew-bespangled lotus, crocus, and hyacinth, so soft and thick that
it raised them well above the ground. Here they laid themselves down
and overhead they were covered by a fair cloud of gold, from which
there fell glittering dew-drops.
Thus, then, did the sire of all things repose peacefully on the
crest of Ida, overcome at once by sleep and love, and he held his
spouse in his arms.”
Question: what is her symbol? Do you have a picture of it?
Answer: Cow youth and woman with basket, Boston 13.195. The cow is one of the symbols of Hera.
A Peacock, Boston 34.1386 is the other.
Question: what was Hera’s importance to greeks?
Answer: Hera was a major goddess and wife of Zeus, the main god. She was
an important factor in their lives.
Question: why does hera have a staff?
Answer: A staff was a symbol of authority often decorated with a symbol
of office. But Hera does not have a staff nearly so often as Zeus. Here is
an image where they both hold a staff: Hera with striped staff, Philadelphia MS5462
Question: what were some quotes of hera’s?
- Iliad, Book I, “Dread son of Zeus, what are you talking about? I? Pry
and ask questions? Never. I let you have your own way in everything. Still, I
have a strong misgiving that the old merman’s daughter Thetis has been talking
you over, for she was with you and had hold of your knees this self-same
morning. I believe, therefore, that you have been promising her to give glory
to Achilles, and to kill much people at the ships of the Achaeans.”
- Iliad, Book II, “Alas, daughter of aegis-bearing Jove, unweariable, shall
the Argives fly home to their own land over the broad sea, and leave Priam and
the Trojans the glory of still keeping Helen, for whose sake so many of the
Achaeans have died at Troy, far from their homes? Go about at once among the
host, and speak fairly to them, man by man, that they draw not their ships into
- Iliad, BOOK IV, “Dread son of Saturn, what, pray, is the meaning of all
this? Is my trouble, then, to go for nothing, and the sweat that I have
sweated, to say nothing of my horses, while getting the people together
against Priam and his children? Do as you will, but we other gods shall not
all of us approve your counsel.”
Question: Is Hera treated fairly in history?
Answer: It seems unlikely considering the many retributive acts she
undertook, but it is possible she got what she deserved.
Question: What colors did Hera mostly wear ?
Answer: Peacocks were a favorite of hers so she was always matching their
Question: Did Artemis and Apollo ever bear a grudge against Hera for
prosecuting their mother?
Answer: Possibly. Artemis opposed Hera in the Trojan war. The result of
this was not good for Atemis as indicated in the following quote:
‘He turned away as he spoke, for he would lay no hand on the
brother of his own father. But his sister the huntress Diana,
patroness of wild beasts, was very angry with him and said, “So you
would fly, Far-Darter, and hand victory over to Neptune with a cheap
vaunt to boot. Baby, why keep your bow thus idle? Never let me again
hear you bragging in my father’s house, as you have often done in
the presence of the immortals, that you would stand up and fight
Apollo made her no answer, but Zeus’s august queen was angry and
upbraided her bitterly. “Bold vixen,” she cried, “how dare you cross
me thus? For all your bow you will find it hard to hold your own
against me. Jove made you as a lion among women, and lets you kill
them whenever you choose. You will find it better to chase wild
beasts and deer upon the mountains than to fight those who are
stronger than you are. If you would try war, do so, and find out by
pitting yourself against me, how far stronger I am than you are.”
She caught both Diana’s wrists with her left hand as she spoke,
and with her right she took the bow from her shoulders, and laughed as
she beat her with it about the ears while Artemis wriggled and writhed
under her blows. Her swift arrows were shed upon the ground, and she
fled weeping from under Hera’s hand as a dove that flies before a
falcon to the cleft of some hollow rock, when it is her good fortune
to escape. Even so did she fly weeping away, leaving her bow and
arrows behind her.’ (Iliad, Book XXI)
Question: Why did Hera ever let Leto back to Olympus again?
Answer: This demonstrates the benefits of having powerful children.
Question: In Homer’s hymn to Hera, he said,” Her anger rose against all
women who had given children to Zeus, especially Leto, the only one who had,
with him, brought into the world a son more beloved than Ares.”. What does
Homer mean, ‘more beloved’? More beloved by who?
Answer: Hera’s children were marred. Ares was handsome but destructive.
Hebe was charming but ineffective and inexperienced. Hephaestus was
very productive, but lame. Leto’s children, on the other hand were
radiant and effective; handsome twins that any mother would be extremely
proud of. As a result Leto’s twins were more beloved by men and gods. Hera
is one of the major goddesses, while Leto is not. Of Hera’s children,
only Hephaestus is a major god, while Apollo and Artemis are both major gods
and goddesses. As a result Hera spurned Leto, but the children of Leto
protected her, even from the second day after their birth. An example of
the extent to which the children of Leto protected her is given in the tale
of Niobe who had 12 handsome children. Niobe bragged that she was more
fertile than Leto. As a result Artemis and Apollo killed all 12 of Niobe’s
children and she was turned into a rock to cry for eternity.
Question: What is her love interests?
Answer: She does not really love Zeus but she uses her charms to manipulate
him. Beyond that she seems to more interested in herself and hating others.
She does love peacocks and cows though.
Question: Can I hear the story about Zeus hanging Hera because of a quarral?
Answer: You can read the entire story in Homer: Click Here Iliad Bk 15, line 14
Question: Is Hera in any way related to Hermes?
Answer: Hera is the sister and wife of the father of Hermes. She is also
a cousin of the grandfather of Maia, the mother of Hermes.
Question: What is Hera’s name in English?
Answer: Hera had alternate names Here, Lacinian in Greece. She was Juno to
the Romans. Robert Graves assocates her with Cerdo and Argeia. Judy Chicago
associates her with Bona Dea, Brigid, Cardeia, Danu, Freya, Frija, Macha,
Madderakka, Nerthus, Ninti, and Tellus Mater. Hera’s name seems to relate to
an old word for ruler or political power. This reinforces the idea that at
one time, in some culture, she was the most important deity. Her name is
related to the word hero which comes from the Indo-european word for protect.
Hera is the great protector.
Question: Was Hera raped by Zeus, and was that the reason she
married Zues? To cover her shame
Answer: This seems likely to me.
Question: how did she become a goddess
Answer: Hera was a daughter of Cronus and Rhea. She was born a goddess.
Question: what things do Hera aaaociate with?
Answer: Hera was the queen of heaven so she associated with regal things
such as crowns, and rich robes. She was also the goddess of marriage and
she liked cows and peacocks.
Question: how stupid was she
Answer: A goddess can be anything she wants, within her own realm and it
is silly to think of her as stupid, ugly, fat, silly, or any other perjorative.
She could appear to you in any of those guises just to fool you, and if you
were fooled she would zap you to Hades. It is not nice to allienate a goddess.
Question: Was Hercules son of Hera
Answer: No. But she was fooled into nursing him, and she was angry when she
found out she had been fooled. This, the Greeks thought, produced the milky
way. She yanked him off her breast with such force that her milk spilled
out all over the universe.
Question: Was Hera a great queen and was she the mother of
Answer: It seems likely that Hera was at one time the greatest queen, but
Zeus seems to have subdued her and made her his wife. After that she was still
important, but somewhat petty.
Question: who or what are the white arms that hera was the
goddess of ?
Answer: The white arms referenced her are a poetic epithet. Reference is
actually to skin color on the arms because the lady spends her time in the
shadow of her patio, rather than working the fields. The reference is to a
high-class lady of means. The statement ‘Hera of the white arms’ means
Hera of the noble class.
Question: Was Hera A good Mother
Answer: She was a good mother, but she was not the best.
Question: How has Hera’s image been used in the real world?
Answer: Hera’s image can be seen in the television series Xena, Warrior
Princess. “The faithful wife, under the sign of Hera” is from the book “Gender
and Immortality Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult” by Deborah Lyons, Click here. Hera’s title of
Queen of Heaven relates her to the Christian Mary mother of Jesus, who goes
by the same title.
Question: is she dead?
Answer: The ancient Greeks believed she was an immortal goddess who would
Question: was hera married against her own will
Answer: No. She thought she had to marry Zeus to be the father of her
Question: how did hera get married
Answer: Zeus and Hera exchanged vows in a ceremony before the gods and
Question: Can you please sumirize the Iliiad?
Answer: Agamemnon made Achilles mad by taking his sex slave away from him.
Achilles pouted and would not fight. As a result Hector was able to inflict
heavy damages on Agamemnon’s army. Hera was unhappy and stirred Achilles to
start fighting again. He then was able to kill Hector.
Question: what was Hera famous for
Answer: She was the queen of heaven and goddess of marriage. Many stories
were told about her.
Question: who turned men into pigs in the odyssey?
Answer: The goddess Circe.
Question: why did hera marry zues
Answer: She wanted to be queen of heaven and she wanted a good father for
Question: who was hera big man
Question: was Hera in the story about the golden apple?
Answer: Yes. This story is called the judgement of Paris.
Question: who was the priestess of Hera at Argos who was loved
Question: What did the clothing of goddess like Hera look like?
Answer: A goddess could wear anything she wanted. Her garments ranged
from imperisible gossamer woven by the goddess Athena to the rags of a hag.
Question: why doesn’t the stories about hera section go into
Answer: For more detail ask a more detailed question:
Question: Why are Hera and Juno Coincidered the same?
Answer: When the Romans conquered Greece they merged the Greek religion with
their own and Hera was merged with Juno. The Romans did not have a well
developed mythology so in many cases the merged deities were identical. But
in cases where Roman mythology is developed then the Roman deity differs
slightly from the Greek. Janus, for example, has no Greek equivalent. Saturn
is equated with Cronus but Saturn has many Roman myths that are not found in
Question: Was hera in the story of Jason and the Argonaots?
Answer: Yes. This is one of the few situations where she helps someone
Question: Did Hera try to recapture Io after she escaped?
Answer: She just annoyed her.
Question: why dont you just dump zeus, girlfriend? Don’t hate
Answer: Good advise for a girlfriend-boyfriend relationship. But when
the girlfriend gets pregnant, and the father is the king, you have to make the
best of it.
Question: I have read that the gods were often given gifts,
athene often recieved new clothes apollo and artemis often
recieved toys when teenagers came of age, was there anything
in particular that Hera might have recieved as gifts and/or
what are some general gift.
Answer: The most general gifts were wine or oil in the form of a libation.
A sacrifice involved the gift of the burning fat. Money to a priestess was
probably considered a gift to the goddess. Golden apples would have special
meaning to Hera.
Question: other than nount oympus, where did she live?
Answer: As a goddess she could be anywhere on the earth except in Hades.
She stayed at Mt. Olympus because that was her husband’s palace. That’s were all the meetings and parties are held.
Question: according to mythology,where di hera originate?
Answer: according to mythology Hera was born of Cronus and Rhea. The
story of the minotaur probably relates her coming to Athens from Crete with
Aphrodite and Athena. She probably came to Crete from Phoenicia with
Aphrodite. The story of Europa probably relates to this.
Question: what did she do for the land
Answer: She was the patron of the city of Argos where she was beloved.
Question: how many brothers does hera have
Question: Where was Hera Born and how
Answer: The ancient Greeks thought Hera was the daughter of Rhea. She began as a goddess of the Indo-Europeans, but some of her nature may have come from Phoenicia.
Question: WHen was she born
Answer: My guess is to date her birth to the time of the construction
of the Venus figures such as the Venus of Willendorf which is dated to
24,000 BCE at best. The assumption here is that this is the time when humans
became aware of the presence of goddesses around them. The Greek myths
state that Hera was born from Cronus and Rhea, but the myth is fairly recent
compared to when humans first became aware of her. It would be better to
trace back the early beginnings of Astarte In Phoenicia. This is complicated
by the fact that both Aphrodite and Hera can be traced to Astarte. Lucia
Chiavola Birnbaum traces Astarte back to Africa from Phoenicia. Click here She implies a birth date of 900,000 BCE.
Astarte is also related to Ishtar of Babylonia. The goddess of Solomon’s
temple, Ashtoreth, was related to Astarte and Ishtar. Isis in Egypt may also
be involved. This basic concept is
discussed at: Adam and Lilith: Thanatos and Resurrection of the Archetypal Goddess. Other of the ancient Venus figures are pictured at: Click here
Question: What was Hera’s reputation?
Answer: Hera had a reputation for being pompous and vain.
Question: what was the most important thing of Hera’s life?
Answer: She was born the goddess of marriage, so this is the most important
aspect of her life. Her marriage to Zeus was the second most important.
Question: Why does it say that Hera love Jason, when you said
that she had no affairs?
Answer: She loved him like a son and treated him that way.
Question: Did hera have any special powers?
Answer: Her special powers related to the course of a marriage or a birth
which she could affect at will.
Question: give a reason why Hera was important to this culture
Answer: Marriage is an important institution for any culture. It was
especially important for the ancient Greeks.
Question: what period in history did Hera originate
Answer: Maria Gimbutus relates Hera to the Venus figures of old Europe and
that dates Hera to the paleolithic period.
Question: servant of hera
Answer: Argus was one servant. Io was another. Actually any priestess of
Hera was her servant, and since she was the queen of heaven any of the other
gods and goddesses could serve in this capacity. Athena did this in the Iliad.
Question: what did Hera bring to the people who worshipped her?
Answer: Spiritual inspiration for a good marriage.
Question: Where can i read some stories about Hera?
Answer: The Iliad of Homer has a lot about Hera. The Voyage of the Argo
by Apollonius of Rhodes has some. The works of Hesiod have some.
Question: what does her temple look like?
Question: How do you KIll Hera?
Answer: An immortal goddess cannot be killed. The best you can do is
confine her. Once she was confined to Tartarus she was as good as dead. This
is where Zeus confined the Titans whom he conquered. A goddess can be punished
though. Zeus once punished Hera by hanging her from Mount Olympus.
Wishing or plotting the death of a goddess is not a good idea though. The
problem is that mortals view reality from a different dimension from deities.
We see cause and effect and think we can judge the morality of things but our
view is very limited. Deities get a complete view of time and space. The
result is that they deal with a higher level of morality that we cannot
understand. We must be careful not to judge them lest we judge them falsely
or by punishing them bringing about an unknown calamity on ourselves. The
Greeks believed that the best we could do was to be humble and thank them for
our gifts and in humility to share our gifts with them. This still seems a
Question: What does “…White-armed Hera…”
Answer: In ancient Greece noble ladies lived in houses that included an open
court surrounded by a roofed porch. The center of the court was open to the
sky and it was here that cooking fires were placed so the smoke could rise to
the sky and not be trapped by the roof. The roof allowed a lady to stay in the
shade even while she tended the fire. A proper lady could stay out of the sun
and her skin would stay white. Of course a queen such as Hera would also
stay out of the sun and have white arms.
Question: How were you the only one who was preety??
Answer: Hardly. Most of the goddesses are beautiful and there are thousands
Question: over what part of life did hera rule?
Answer: Mostly marriage, but also honor.
Question: is Hera the God of the planete Uranus??
Question: What is the story of Hera turning Calisto into a
Answer: Callisto was the daughter of Lycaon, according to some. She was
vowed to maidenhood, and a companion of Artemis in the chase. She was forced
to have sex by Zeus and turned by him into a bear. She was shot down as a bear
by Artemis as arranged by Hera, then turned into the star called the Bear. Her
babe Arcas was rescued by Zeus and given to Maia to bring up. Zeus may have
had sex with Callisto by appearing to her as Artemis. This suggests that
Artemis and Callisto had a Lesbian relationship and that Zeus encouraged such
relationships so he could take advantage of them.
Question: What is hera’s weapon
Answer: Feminine wiles and strategems.
Question: Do you have any pictures of the cow or peakock?
Question: What culture and religeos things was she into
Answer: Ways of worshipping Hera:
- The most important way is to be a good family member.
Answer: Hera was fond of Jason and she helped him in many ways during his
voyage after the Golden Fleece.
Question: If Hera is Immortal, then where is she now?
Answer: According to the ancient Greeks her home is in the palace of Zeus
on Mount Olympus, but as a goddess she has to ability to be anywhere. She
could even be looking over your shoulder.
Question: Was Hera ever married to anoyher God?
Question: What were the games of Hera
Answer: click on the menu directory below then click on olympics.
Question: what could hera turn into
Answer: She could turn into almost anything. Mainly she liked to turn into
an old woman. She could not assume the shape of Aphrodite or Athena at their
most beautiful, but she could come close.
Question: How old was Hera when she was hung or killed or died?
Answer: Zeus hung Hera up so he could whip her not so he could kill her.
He wanted to make the wife he was married to behave.
Since she was an immortal goddess she can not be killed. Zeus was able to
overpower Hera because he was stronger than she was. But just because he
was stronger than she was did not mean that he was able to control her. After
she was whipped she used other ways to get back at Zeus. She even seduced him
into sex so he would be distracted from his work and she would get her way.
Question: Is there any stories on Hera explaining natural
Answer: Yes. The story of Hera creating the Milky Way does this.
Question: What is the story when Hera drops Hercules from the
Answer: “Ixion fell in love with Hera and attempted to rape her; and when
Hera reported it, Zeus, wishing to know if the thing were so, made a cloud in
the likeness of Hera and laid it beside him; and when Ixion boasted that he
had enjoyed the favours of Hera, Zeus bound him to a wheel, on which he is
whirled by winds through the air; such is the penalty he pays. And the cloud,
impregnated by Ixion, gave birth to Centaurus.”
Question: In the Iliad, Did Hera try to use sex to influence or
Answer: Hera did not just try, she succeeded in using sex to manipulate
Zeus. This proves that their marriage was disfunctional. Zeus was very
dependent upon kinky sex and Hera felt very good about the control she
got by being kinky. Though this made for a lively sex life neither achieved
much in the way of satisfaction.
Question: In the Iliad, Did Hera Use sex in any way to try to
persuade Zeus to stop sleeping with other immortal and
Answer: No. Hera’s use of kinky sex only increased Zeus’s appetite and
caused him to consider other adventures in the false hope of satisfaction.
Satisfaction comes best when each partner is concerned about the other’s
pleasure and the result comes from a join effort.
Question: WAS HERA PART OF THE TROJAN WAR?
Question: WHAT WAS THE TROJAN WAR?
Answer: Click on the menu directory below and click on Trojan war.
Answer: Goddesses mature very fast. She was probably ready to marry Zeus
when she was only 2 days old. Then they stay in a state of perennial youth.
She may have been one thousand years old when she actually married Zeus but
she looked like a maid of sweet sixteen.
Question: Hom was Hercules related to Hera
Answer: Heracles and Hera are related, but it is not a family
relationship, nor is it friendly. First, their names are related. Heracles
is Hera + kles. Perhaps it is Hera + key. Certainly Hera is key to Herakles.
Hera’s vindictiveness makes Hera the nemesis of Heracles. Hera tries to make
Heracles suffer for the actions of his mother and in this way provides us with
the great stories of his labors. Hera and Heracles are finally reconciled and
he married her daughter Hebe.
Question: What are some initiations of Juno?
Answer: I cannot help you with Roman Religion. The most common initiation
for Hera involves participation in a beauty contest. Other initiations might
include cultic nudity, seclusion, and the threat of human sacrifice. The most
common association of human sacrifice for the Greeks was the transition of
maiden to married woman.
Question: here can I find lifelike pictures of Hera?
Answer: This should work: Angelina Jolie. Actually the beauty of Hera is ideal and so Anglina Jolie is just an approximation. Also realize that Hera can appear under any guise and so the picture of Angelina Jolie may actually be a picutre of Hera. What we do not know what the intention of Hera is until she reveals herself.
Question: what was done to hera and her two children by zeus?
- Zeus freed Hera by causing Cronus to disgorge her.
- Zeus changed into a cuckoo bird which became Hera’s pet.
- Zeus married Hera.
- Zeus tied two anvils to the feet of Hera and hung her out of heaven so he
could whip her to keep her from annoying Heracles.
- Zeus cast Hepaestus out of heaven when he tried to rescue his mother, Hera.
In the process Hephaestus was lamed.
Question: do you have any quotes from hera
Answer: Search above on the word ‘quote’.
Question: Is there a picture that I can get of Zeus Here and
Hesita all in one?
Answer: Berlin F 2278
Question: How did Hera dress?
Answer: See above.
Question: What are the most important things to know about
Answer: Hera is the goddess of marriage and the jealous wife of Zeus, the
Question: did hera and zeuse have it
Answer: They had almost anything they wanted. They are a goddess and a
god after all.
Question: who are her allies and enemies and why?
Answer: When you are a goddess you have no need of allies and you have no
enemies of any great account. Man and women need Hera as an ally and if she
becomes their enemy they are destroyed. The trick is to keep the goddesses on
your good side. The Iliad suggests that Hera and Athena were allies against
the Trojans but this is not correct. The Trojan’s found favor with Aphrodite
while their Greek opponents found favor with Athena and Hera. But this does
not mean that Aphrodite and Hera were enemies. Zeus liked the gods and
goddesses to strive against one another, but he would not allow them to be
Question: Who was her favorite daughter?
Question: Was Hera a mean person
Answer: She was mainly mean to the other women that her husband Zeus was
involved with sexually. This response was not effective and quite damaging to
Hera. Her marriage was a problem that she did not deal with very well.
It did make for good stories though.
Question: did she only marry Zeus
Answer: Hera has only been married to Zeus.
Question: is she real
Answer: Marriage is very real and very important. Hera cannot be separated from her realm.
Question: what are hera’s features like
Answer: All Hera’s features are fine and noble.
Question: What is the name of the city that worships the
Answer: All the Greek cities worshipped the goddess Hera and she was
included in any temple for Zeus. She had her own temples at Samos, Argos
Corinth, Naucratis, and Plataea. The territory of Argos was hers.
Question: What is Hera’s favorite color?
Answer: Peacock blue.
Question: is there anything symbolic about her? if so what do they mean?
Answer: The myth of Io deals with one of her most common symbols, that of
the cow and the peacock. The myth is difficult because Hera can be
identified with Io.
In the myth Io is a priestess of Hera who Zeus falls in love with. She
then gets turned into a cow who is guarded by a many-eyed man. When the
many-eyed man is killed his eyes are placed on the tail of the peacock.
She is then chased by a gadfly to Egypt where she returns to human form and
bears important children. In Egypt she is identified with the goddess Isis
who like Io is represented with cow’s horns. The cow is also associated with
the moon goddess.
Question: how old would hera be today
Answer: I like to date her
from the construction of the venus figures, or about 28,000 years ago, but
others date her older than that. Her birth probabaly occurred when man first
realised the existence of gods or goddesses, but no one has identified when
Question: Are there any good stories about Hera on the internet? If so, where?
Answer: I have listed the various stories above. Now use a search engine
to find the stories yourself using keywors from the stories such as Callisto,
Io, Hera, peacock, etc.
Question: homeric hyme about Hera
XII. TO HERA (5 lines) (ll. 1-5) I sing of golden-throned Hera whom Rhea bare. Queen of the immortals is she, surpassing all in beauty: she is the sister and the wife of loud-thundering Zeus, -- the glorious one whom all the blessed throughout high Olympus reverence and honour even as Zeus who delights in thunder.
Question: How is Hera used today?
Answer: A few people have decided that the worship of Hera is useful and
so they have returned to her worship. Many more profit by studying her
myths. Myths not only reveal the ancient culture that held them but they
may also reveal insights into ones own religion. The Ancient Greek goddesses
are often used as personifications of aspects of our culture. In this respect
their study can reveal much about the psychology and sociology of our culture.
Question: why is the peacock one of Heras symbols?
Answer: Both are regal and proud.
Question: did hera have a kingdome?
Answer: Marriage was her realm.
Question: who were hera’s son but not zeus’s
Answer: Hera was goddess of marriage and did not cheat on her husband.
Question: hera and narcissus
Answer: Look to the Roman poet Ovid for this story.
Questions: Why did the worship of Hera fall in 125 AD?
Answer: Greek doubts about their polytheistic religion became unbearable and
they converted to Christianity.
Questions: was hercules hera’s son
Answer: The myths say no, but his name Herakles, which means something like
Hera’s fame, suggests that he was. At any rate they were both characters in
the same story.
Questions: did people just made her up ?
Answer: No. The ancient Greeks believed the truth of their myths and they
believed the truth was revealed to special people who had the power to
communicate with the devine. In many cases this truth was believed to be
revealed by the muses to bards who wrote this truth as poems. In other cases
priests, priestesses, or soothsayers found these things in their work. You
need to remember that one man’s myth is another man’s religion.
Questions: how many hours do you work everyday to anwser the questions for
the ‘Hera’? When are my questions going to anwsered? Because of my due date is
after spring brake, I really need my questions before it. the information of
Hera was great! Thanks alot
Answer: I spend all my working hours answering questions about the role
of women in the art of ancient Greece. There are many questions to answer
and I am currently running about 10 days behind.
Question: what is the story of hera and peacocks
Answer: Why Hera liked peacocks in not clear but when she was persecuting
Zeus’s lover Io, she had him watched by a hundred eyed one, Argus Panoptes.
When Zeus got Hermes to dispatch Argus his eyes became part of the peacock’s
Question: d to Hercules????
Answer: Hera was angry that the mother of Herakles was attractive to Zeus
who was Herakles’s father. She took out her anger on Herakles by challenging
him with obstacles. He became a hero by conquering the obstacles. There is
a sense in which Hera made Herakles a hero.
Question: did hera have any good qualities?
Answer: Every goddess has the power to do good. The question is whether
she uses that power. In many myths Hera gets a bad press, but she was kind
to Jason while he was on the voyage of the Argo. In fact her all too human
nature seemed to make her easier to approach than the other goddesses and
her worship was popular. She rewarded some of her worshippers with the gift
of prophecy, which was much appreciated in ancient Greece.
Question: Why is it that Hera called the most beautiful goddess, when we
know that Aphrodite is indeed the goddess of love
Answer: It may just be the opinion of the particular writer. In fact most
of the goddesses are beautiful, especially Hera, Aphrodite, Athena, and
Artemis. Paris decided Aphrodite was the most beautiful, but Oenone, his lover
wanted him to choose Athena. But Zeus did the smart thing and passed
off the choice to Paris. It might be better not to pick than to receive the
animosity of the losers. One moral of the Trojan war is that it is unwise
to put one goddess on your side if it puts two against you.
Question: What was the marriage between Zues and Hera like?
Answer: It was a grand affair with important beings in attendance. here is a picture of it: Louvre CA 616
Question: How old was Hera when she married Zeus
Answer: She was the perfect age for a woman to marry. In Classical Greece it was thirteen or so. But time means little to a goddess.
Question: What did the goddess do
Answer: She maintained her realm and answered petitions.
Question: What is the modern day relevance for hera
Answer: Her realm of marriage is still very important.
Question: who is Hera’s master?
Answer: Only Zeus, who is everybody’s master.
Question: how many sex affairs did hera have
Answer: Hera was the goddess of marriage and stuck it out with her husband
Zeus through thick and thin. Her marriage was quite stormy so you have to
give her credit for sticking it out. Her husband was not nearly so faithful as
Question: here did Hera try to kill Hercules?
Answer: Hera sends serpents to kill infant Herakles (Apollodorus 2.4.8)
Question: Why was Hera so jealos of Zeus?
Answer: Hera was the goddess of marriage.
Question: In one of your answers, you said that Hera and Zeus
got married before the other gods and goddess. My question
is, at this point, who were the other gods and goddess at
Answer: The marriage of Zeus and Hera must have come after several marriages
especially Cronus and Rhea and Uranus and Gaea. In the following picture the
Charities or Horai attend Hera and Zeus: Louvre CA 616.
Question: what types of pratices were peformed
Answer: A throne to Hera looks like a chair to us. Others sat on stools.
Example: Toledo 1982.88
Question: how many sisters did Hera have?
Answer: Two, Hestia and Demeter.
Question: what did the cow represent
Answer: The cow is the same cow of the myth of Io and probably represents
Question: Did Hera realy send rage to Herucles?
Answer: Not really. Hera caused Herakles to go mad. This is easy for a
goddess. A goddess can change her appearance in many ways including becoming a
phantasm. A phantasm is all illusion and no substance. The phantasm appears
as something Herakes hates yet it surrounds someone he loves. If he attacks
the phantasm he attacks his beloved. This event will make anyone crazy.
Question: What are some books about her?