Question: WHERE CAN I FIND A BIOGRAPHY ABOUT HERA?
Answer: There is no such thing as a biography of Hera. Hera is an immortal
goddess who lives out of time. A biography is a written history of a mortal
person. But a goddess has no history. What we see is history unfolding
according to laws which a goddess has laid down. You can write a natural
history of the realm of the goddess. You simply write down all the things
that have happened in her realm. But to get at the goddess you must come up
with the laws that made these things happen the way they did. When you do
this you pass from the natural to the supernatural. The goddess involves
eternal truths of a spiritual nature.
Question: did hera ever kill any women of her husbands affairs
Answer: No. Zeus had affairs with mortal women so heroes would be produced.
If Hera had killed the women there would be no heroes. Hera’s torments were a
kind of tempering for the heroes.
Question: What did Hera have to do with art?
Answer: Much art was produced in ancient Greece to please Hera. And Hera
served as the subject of many art pieces. Athena was the goddess of art and
Question: ghow was the life for hera in mount olympus?
Answer: For Hera life was quite a struggle. Her marriage started with a
deceit. Zeus tricked her into having sex and she had to marry him to give
a father to her babies. She could not control her husband and he was always
having affairs with other women. He was not always reasonable and she had to
resort to deceit to get what she wanted. She was able to live in a very high
style but she had to put up with humiliation as well. Once Zeus decided to
punish her by stringing her up naked from the clouds. He even hung anvils
from her legs so he could beat her naked body with a whip. This was a totally
public event because all the gods always know what the other gods are doing.
Of course this made her very resentful. Later she had to put up with being
threatened that he would do it again. The only thing good about her
terrible marriage is that since she had experienced it all she could
patiently and knowingly listen to the prayers of married women. Of course
many of them prayed not to follow in Hera’s example. But she was a proud
woman and held her head up high in spite of her humiliation.
Question: Who are the star-crossed lovers?
- Ariadne and Theseus
- Ariadne and Dionysus
- Persephone and Hades
- Europa and Zeus
- Pasiphae and the White Bull of Poseidon
- Antigone and Haemon
- Atalanta and Meleager
- Cassandra and Othryoneus, Coroebus, Eurypylus, and perhaps others, all killed
- Circe and Odysseus
- Clytemnestra and Aegisthus
- Jason and Medea
- Paris and Helen
- Pandora and Epimethius
- Penthesilia and Achilles
- Hippolyte and Theseus or Herakles
- Antiope and Theseus
- Aspasia and Pericles
Question: WAS HERA A GOOD OR EVIL GODDESS?
Answer: To the ancient Greeks a major goddess like Hera was beyond good
or evil. It was she who defined the divine laws for her realm and it is
these that determined what was good or evil. In addition she would perform
acts that she deemed necessary which might impact mortals. These acts were
deemed good or evil based upon how they affected the individuals involved.
Yet since Hera deemed them necessary they must be good to her.
Question: Does Hera likes Ares?
Answer: Homer, Iliad book 5, line 711
But when the goddess, white-armed Hera, was ware of them as they made havoc of the Argives in the fierce conflict, forthwith she spake winged words to Athene:“Out upon it, thou child of Zeus that beareth the aegis, unwearied one,verily it was for naught that we pledged our word to Menelaus, that not until he had sacked well-walled Ilios should he get him home, if we are to suffer baneful Ares thus to rage. (6.37)
Homer, Iliad book 5, line 755
Then the goddess, white-armed Hera, stayed the horses, and made question of Zeus most high, the son of Cronos, and spake to him:“Father Zeus, hast thou no indignation with Ares for these violent deeds, that he hath destroyed so great and so goodly a host of the Achaeans recklessly and in no seemly wise to my sorrow;while at their ease Cypris and Apollo of the silver bow take their joy, having set on this madman that regardeth not any law? (5.53)
Question: Did hera have a pet?
Answer: A cuckoo, a peacock, and a cow.
Question: did hera have any use for achilles
Answer: Homer, Iliad book 18, line 350 — “So the whole night through around Achilles, swift of foot,the Myrmidons made moan in lamentation for Patroclus; but Zeus spake unto Hera, his sister and his wife: “Thou hast then had thy way, O ox-eyed, queenly Hera; thou hast aroused Achilles, swift of foot.” (11.74)
Homer, The Iliad (ed. Samuel Butler) book 21, line 1 — “Now when they came to the ford of the full-flowing river Xanthos, begotten of immortal Zeus, Achilles cut their forces in two: one half he chased over the plain towards the city by the same way that the Achaeans had taken when fleeing panic-stricken on the preceding day with Hektor in full triumph; this way did they flee pell-mell, and Hera sent down a thick mist in front of them to stay them.” (5.71)
Homer, Iliad book 21, line 325 — “But Hera called aloud, seized with fear for Achilles, lest the great deep-eddying River should sweep him away.” (5.09)
Question: How come Hera’s father ate her?
Answer: Eating has a destructive or sexual connotation that does not seem
to apply here. Cronus swallowed Hera whole in such a way that she was able
to survive and even mature. A political organization can swallow another
organization in this way. The statement seems to relate to two religious
or political organizations. Cronus was afraid that if he did not swallow
Hera then Hera would swallow him. Cronus enlarged his territory by swallowing
all his children. This is like saying Athens had children by forming colonies
and then swallowed its children by incorporating the colonies into its state.
Later Zeus caused Cronus to disgorge the children. This is like saying
that Athens had to give up the colonies that it acquired.
The suspicion is that Cronus personifies a political organization that acted
in this way. Another suspicion is that Hera was once the main divinity,
especially in the Minoan culture. When the Indo-European culture moved in on
the Minoan culture the Indo-European culture took over the Minoan culture. Cronus eating Hera and Zeus raping Hera both seem to relate to this fact. But the religion of Hera was not destroyed. Rather she was demoted from supreme divinity in the Minaon culture to wife of the supreme divinity in the Mycenean Culture. The fact that Cronus regurgitated Hera seems to suggest that the religion of Hera was incorporated into the new religion and not destroyed. Actually it seems that some of the deities of the Minoan culture took over the Mycenaean Culture
Question: howcome zeus is her husband and brother??
Answer: Think of Zeus as a personification of a political subdivision
like a city-state. City states can marry even if they are close. In fact this is more likely. The gods marry because they have been anthropomorphized. But they are not mortals and so cannot be expected to hehave in the same way.
Question: what was Hera’s political allegience?
Answer: A goddess may seem to have a political allegiance at one time or
another but they cannot be held to it and can switch sides if it suits them.
Humans must group together in a party or army to get things done, but a
goddess can accomplish as much or more alone. Hera did favor the Greeks and she did favor certain cities like Argos and Samos
Question: What was her attitude towards taking risks?
Answer: Goddess do not have to take risks, but they do set up risks for
others. These are usually referred to as choices. A mortal is given the
power to choose while the goddess evaluates that choice and punishes if it is
Question: What are Hera’s triumphs
Answer: Every morning that the sun rises is a triumph for Hera. Mortals
are concerned with heroic acts but a goddess is concerned with cosmic
Question: why did hera put snakes (two) snakes in Hercules’ crib when he was a baby?
Answer: Hera liked to challenge Herakles because he was her husbands child
by another woman.
Question: what did hera do to the women that zeus had affairs with?
Answer: She tormented them. But these women were to became the mother of
heroes. These torments were a tempering.
Question: i read that hera is one of the most beautiful immortals, but in her pix. she doesnt look so beautiful…why? what was beautiful back then to the greek gods?????
Answer: Hera had the ability to change her shape and would choose to be
whatever would be effective. Today she would look just like Jennifer Lopez
on her way to the Oscars. All we have from ancient Greece are the marvelous
art objects that the mortals left. Unfortunately the gods left nothing for us.
Question: where and when was hera around?
Answer: The ancient Greeks believed that after the beginning of recorded
history Hera has always been around everywhere.
Question: Under what book in the Odyssey can I find a passage about Hera?
Answer: In the section about Nausicaa Odysseus refers to Zeus as the
husband of Hera. When Peneleope talks of the daughters of Pandareus
she says that “Hera taught them to excel all women in beauty of form and
understanding”. But Hera is not a major figure in the Odyssey as she is
in the Iliad.
Question: Its about The Titans of Greek Mythology.. who are they. and i need a long paragraph of just info on them and not all of the kids. please
Answer: The Titans were the offspring of Gaia and Uranus. The Titans
seized power when cronus castrated Uranus and took his throne. He married Rhea
only to find that his children would overthrow him. He tried to prevent
his overthrow by swallowing his children. But Rhea deceived Cronus and
The children escaped, led by Zeus. The Titans and the Olympians, consisting
of Zeus and his siblings, fought a great battle in which the Olympians were
victorious and they have ruled ever since. There hve been three generations
of deities: The first generation consists of Uranus and Gaia (Sky and Earth).
The second generation consists of the Titans and is headed by Cronus and
Rhea. (Time and Life) The third generation includes Zeus and Hera and
the other siblings of Zeus and their offspring. See Titanides
Question: whats a city of patronage of hera
Answer: The cult of Hera was strong in the city Argos where she was the patron goddess of the city.
Question: why is she talked about so much
Answer:For the same reason that Princess Di was talked about so much.
Question: Was Hera Sexy ?
Answer: She was so sexy as to be totally distracting even to Zeus.
Question: How come it says that Hera was the most beautiful, even more beautiful than Aphrodite, but THEN it says that she was not beautiful enough for Zeus? And also, what does it mean that she ‘renewed her virginity’? and also it says that she had 3 kids, then it said the names of 4. and how could she do this being a virgin?!?!
Answer: Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and to Zeus’s eyes some mortal
women needed his attention. Perhaps you could say that Hera was not beautiful
enough to keep Zeus faithful, but it is also true that Zeus’s plan required
these extra-marital relationships. Hera could renew her virginity by bathing.
No mortal could do this. This allowed her to be pure in every sense so she
could perform her duties as a goddess.
Question: how old was Hera supposed to have benn when she became a god
Answer: Hera was a god upon conception before she was even born.
Question: why did hera do these thing and why did she marry her brither
Answer: Hera is a goddess. A goddess embodies spiritual qualities of
importance to worshippers. Her acts are realizations of worshippers
spiritual activities. Hera married her brother because he tricked her into
it. But this was part of a divine plan which makes spiritual sense if you
think about it. For the Greeks it was reasonable for the queen of heaven
to marry the king of heaven. They did not have to worry about deformed
offspring because they were divine.
Question: Why was Hera the Goddess of Marriage
Answser: Hera was conceived by Cronus and Rhea to be the Goddess of
marriage and she was born that way shortly thereafter. Marriage was an important enough concept to be represented by the wife of Zeus.
Question: what is some accomplishments that hera made?
Answer: Hera conceived of the nature of the marriage institution and
we have had to live with it ever since.
Question: What made Hera so famous?
Answer: Hera was a major goddess for a very influential and interesting
culture. She also was lucky to have been a goddess for a culture that made their deities into objects of art. That the way the artists made beautiful art to represent the deities like Hera.
Question: how did Hera return after her father swallowed her
Answer: Even as a baby Hera was immortal. Her father could not destroy
her, digest her, or eliminate her. But he could confine her. When Hera
returned, she returned from a confinement within the body of her father.
While she was confined she probably continued to develop. She could even
communicate with her father. But she could not communicate with anyone else.
When she was first confined she must have been naked. So when she was
released she must have been naked too. While she was confined she could
not perform duties of her realm. Her release allowed these duties to be
Question: who did hera punish
Answer: Mainly Hera punishes transgressors in the realm of marriage. But
there are many stories about Hera punishing women who have affairs with her
husband. This has to be a simple minded view. Zeus has his own reasons
for being involved with these women which are beyond our understanding. Hera
torments them but the purpose seems more to strengthen them than to punish
Question: why can we not see hera anymore?
Answer: Hera is just as visible today as she always was. Many would say
you cannot see her because you lack faith. But if you do report seeing her
people will say you are crazy or are a witch. In Ancient Greece a vision
of Hera was often rewarded by making the visionary a priestess. Now you become
the subject of abuse. But you can also visit famous museums and see images of Hera. These images are all highly valued. The Greeks believed that Hera could appear in the guise of a person that you knew and that only if you thought carefully would you realize who you saw. Perhaps you are not thoughtful about who you see.
Question: what did hera sit on,on her throne
Answer: A cushion stuffed with feathers.
Question: Who did Hera love the most!
Answer: Of the gods and goddesses she probably loved herself the most. But
she was quite fond of her worshippers and did them many favors.
Question: Is Hera’s name related to any word (s) used today?
Answer: Yes, the word ‘hero’ is the masculine forme of her name. Other
related words include heroine, heroic, heroism. The words Eros and Earth may also be related.
Question: why is hera such a bitch
Answer: it is not a good idea to refer to Hera, queen of heaven, as a bitch.
It is not possible for a human to know her motives, and it is not appropriate
for a mortal to judge a goddess. The best a mortal can do is to try to
understand the moral or message of these stories about Hera. Some mortals
decided the stories gave Hera a more understanding aspect and this made her
more approachable than the other goddesses.
Question: how did they communicate
Answer: Most often they divinities are found to be speaking Greek to one
another. If they desire to communicate at a distance they use a messenger such
as Mercury or Iris. They also use mental telepathy.
Question: how did hera and her people write
Answer: Gods and goddesses do not need to write, but they do know how to
read. They have perfect knowledge and remember everthing so they do not need
to write anything down. If they wish to send a message there is always a
messenger such a Iris or Mercury who remember the longest message perfectly.
But if you pray to them you can speak the prayer, write it down, or even just
put it in your thought. You probably do not have to even speak Greek. The ancient Greeks benefits a great deal when they adopted the Phoenecian alphabet about 600 BCE. This meant that ordinary peopel could read and write about their religion. Some people were motivated to learn to read and write Greek so they could read and write curses, spells and prayers.
Question: did she love art
Answer: The ancient Greeks thought so. For this reason they built beautiful
buildings for her and funrnished them with beautiful images. Their desire to
provide beautiful art was motivated by their worship. It was Athena, though,
who was the patron goddess of art.
Answer: A consort is the spouse of a ruler. Hera is the consort of Zeus.
During the Mycenaean period the consort of the queen was the king. The
queen owned the country and its rule and who she chose to marry became the
king and ruler. If a man killed the king he won the country and acquired
the queen as well. Sometimes the king was determined by a contest and the
winner became king and married the queen. A deity and consort pair
Question: did zeus ever rape hera? waz he ever punished for his crimes of rape?
Answer: Zeus seems to have deceived Hera so he had sex with her against her
will. This can be interpreted a rape. But Zeus is difficult to punish. In
fact, normally when Zeus commits a crime it is mortals who suffer and are
punished. You might also say that Zeus was punished because his children by
Hera were not that much to be proud of. But the ways of the gods are not
to be fully understood by man and the behavior of Zeus and Hera are part of
a divine plan that are beyond human cognition. One problem that Zeus had to deal with was the bad press that these stories produced. Maybe that’s why he ultimately lost his following to other religions.
Question: DOSE HERA HAVE 2 NAMES?¿?¿
Answer: Hera has at least 20 other names.
Question: Hera is a wonderful Goddess, and has the right to do as she wishes with the mistresses of Zeus, and is not right to call her a Bi*** Because you dont understand the role that she has to put out there for her people, she keeps our marriages together, and some people may still worship the Gods. Let them believe what they want to. Where Zeus and Hera ever happy in their marriage?
Answer: It is better to speak of Hera’s divine plan than her right. It seems
unlikely that Hera is a Lesbian, but there is no evidence about her bisexuality.
All we know is that though men frowned on it the seclusion of women meant that
there is really no way of knowing. In many cultures homosexual acts are a
prelude to heterosexual acts. In this case it would be wrong to classify the
the participants as homosexual. Classifying them as bisexual is better
but still not accurate. But if a person starts with homosexual acts and
then advances to heterosexual acts and then stays with them the person
is most accurately a heterosexual. Scientific studies would have to be done
to determine the relationship between these behaviors and success in marriage.
But many cultures have their opinions anyway.
There is no doubt that Zeus and Hera had many happy times.
Question: why was she married to her own brother
Answer: Divine marriages are always political or ideolgocal and are not
that respectful of the individuals involved.
Question: why was hera important to the greeks?
Answer: Marriage and the family was vital to Greek culture.
Question: do you belive in the greek and/or roman gods??
Answer: What is much more important is that the ancient Greeks believed in them. And there is good reason to believe that their belief was productive. Many of the aspects of Greek and Roman religion are included in our own culture. Only the Greek divinities are considered here.
Question: Did zeus ever have sex with hera without having to be tricked?
Answer: Yes. See Iliad 14.293 “And when he beheld her, then love encompassed his wise heart about,  even as when at the first they had gone to the couch and had dalliance together in love, their dear parents knowing naught thereof. ”
Question: How would a friend describe Hera?
Answer: Hera of the golden throne, Queen Hera, White-armed Hera, Fair goddess, August queen of goddesses, Daughter of mighty Saturn.
Question: did she love art
Answer: The ancient Greeks thought so. For this reason they built
beautiful buildings for her and funrnished them with beautiful images. Their
desire to provide beautiful art was motivated by their worship. It was Athena,
though, who was the patron goddess of art.
Question: wat was heras job?
Answer: the job of any goddess is to rule her realm, which is in Hera’s case is the marriage institution. She is also husband of Zeus and serves as his queen since he is king of the gods.
Question: Hera fave birth to Hephaestus without the involvement of Zeus. Ther
e is a psychological term for that process – birth by the male or female alone.
What is it? Isn’t it something like parthogenesis? THANKS!
Answer: Parthenogenesis is a biological process that does not really apply
to divine births.
Question: How was hera’s attitude tword her husban and her people. And how do
d she effect the greek culture?
Answer: The stories of Hera reflect the nature of the Greek culture. Her
jealously of her husband sets up an expectation of how women will behave. Many
remarks on the supression of women by the Greek male. Hera’s behaviour
seems a response to that supression. Hera’s example may provide solutions
for the women of the day.
Question: Did Hera follow through on her job?
Answer: Yes, tenaciously.
Question: Did people hate Hera?
Answer: There are always crazy people who hate, and some even hate when
there there can be no reason or benefit. A goddess is much more powerful than
a mortal and represents an irrepressible natural force. To such a force a
mortal is like a straw before the wind. If you keep yourself strong and
flexible you can adapt to the buffets, but you can never control them. The
hope is that by attending to the goddess, you will become wise in her ways
and life will be more beneficial. But you could make a mistake and get in her
way and get hurt. Should you curse the goddess or yourself? Wise people
learn from their difficulties and do not cast blame that prevents this
learning. People hated Hera and she left them to their misery. When people
loved Hera their understanding illuminated many.
Question: how long was she Zeus wife?
Question: On the question, Does Hebe have any brothers or sisters, all you metioned were Hephaestus, Ares, and Eileithya. I found that Eris and her twin Are are also her sisters. Is this information correct?
Answer: Eris is more of an abstraction so is often left of the list of children of Hera. But you can include her if you like.
Question: did she ever kill anyone??
Answer: The proplem of being a major goddess is that mortals are always
stepping in your way and getting killed. Often it is not her fault. But
she has been known to kill some really bad people.
Question: DOES HERA HAVE HUMAN CHARACTORISTICS?
Answer: It is easy for Hera to take on human characteristics but they are
not part of her nature.
Question: Did Zeus and Hera have sex without Aphrodite’s help?
Answer: The ancient Greeks believed all living things were subject to
Aphrodite except the virgin goddesses: Artemis, Hestia, and Athena.
Question: Was she an angel?
Answer: Though ‘angel’ is from a Greek word still it is a Hebrew concept
that was foreign to the ancient Greeks. It comes from the Greek scholars
who traveled with Alexander. This was the word they used to translate the
Hebrew word ‘malakh’ or messenger. Later during the Roman times Christians
refined the word to a more familiar meaning. Interestingly the iconography
of angels is very dependent upon the iconography of goddesses. Goddesses
were imaged as winged because they could move through the air. Early
Christian churches apparently adopted images of goddesses as angels as many
angels can be related to greek goddess antecedents. But though Hera may look
like an angel she certainly is not one. Statues of Iris or Nike were more likely to become angels.
Question: what were her weapons?
Answer: The main weapon for a goddess are her thoughts. These become laws
of necessity that cannot be broken. But Hera appears sometimes with a spear.
She does not use it. Rather she gets Athena to use her spear or Artemis to use her bow and arrows.
Question: What year and day did Hera and Zeus get married??
Answer: None of the purely divine events can be associated with historic
Question: who is Hera like in real life? Ex: like an actress or something & why?
Answer: To the ancient Greeks Hera is real. No mortal can be as perfect
as Hera. If you could idealize a supermodel like Elizabeth Hurley you might
come close. But it might be better to take the best qualities of 10
Question: Who were Hera’s friends???
Answer: Hera, Athena, Aphrodite, and Artemis were like sisters, but her
main friends were her priestesses and worshippers.
Question: How did Hera effect the ancient Greece
Answer: she encouraged strong family ties.
Question: was hera the maost popular and powerful goddess?
Answer: Perhaps at some time in the past but probably not during classical
times. Greek goddesses were really most popular when there was a need for them
and the need for Athena was much greater during classical times. Also you
have to realize that Hera was part of the more formal olympic pantheon which
the Greeks saved for special occasions. There was a daily need for such
goddesses as Hestia and Demeter for fire and food, and an almost as frequent
need for Hecate who controlled luck.
Question: How many woman did Zeus have affairs with?
Answer: There is no way of knowing because the ancient Greeks believed
that every hero was a son of Zeus. Heroes are continuing to be generated
Question: What were Hera’s powers?
Answer: Hera had the same powers as all the other goddesses:
- She could move (fly) through the air.
- She could assume different shapes.
- She could foretell the future.
- She could communicate with the other deities.
- She is immortal and cannot be killed.
As the wife of Zeus she had special access to the most powerful deity.
All deities are assigned a realm at conception and Hera has as a realm
marriage and married women. This means that she established rules that
regulated how a marriage progressed. These rules were of two sorts: Those
that were immediately compelling and those that she has to enforce by
punishing the rule breakers. That she can enforce the rules of marriage
constitutes one of her powers. She can also listen to prayers and mete
out compensation and suspend rules where desirable. To do this she must be
able to bring about significant modifications in the lives of mortals.
Question: Do Greek people still believin Hera still today?
Answer: For the most part they do not. Greek Orthodox is the primary
religion of Greece. Practically, as recognized by the Romans, the religion
of the ancient Greeks ended about 125 AD. There have been a few people,
derogatorily called Pagans who continued the worship. Unfortunately these
people have been severely persecuted as witches and many have been burned
at the stake and murdered in other painful ways. Pagans exist even today
in spite of this persecution.
Question: How did Zeus trick hera into marrying him?
Answer: He knew that since she was the goddess of marriage that if he got
her pregnant that she would marry him.
Question: was hera tge most powerful of all the gods acept for zeus
Answer: Probably not. Athena usually is given this honor though it is quite
difficult to compare the power of deities.
Question: what did hera feel about love?
Answer: As the goddess of women and marriage, she knew the importance of
love to her realm. But she had to make deals with Aphrodite and Eros
if she wanted to use their powers. She did not seem to have any trouble
doing just that.
Question: Has Hera contributed to anything in present day society
Answer: The ancient Greeks contributed some of the greatest art and
literature ever produced. One of the strongest motivations for this work was
that it was pleasing to the deities. The deities also served as the primary
subject of this work. Hera was one of the most important deities and has been portrayed fairly frequently.
Question: This questio is about Cronus Do you know of any holy places he is worhshiped at or festivals dedicated to him.
Answer: The Greek myths speak of him as being overthrown. This means that
they did not beleive he should be worshipped. The Romans believed that when
the Greeks rejected him he went to Rome as Saturn. The Romans worshipped him.
Question: what is Heras symbol of authority
Answer: She is often shown wearing a crown and sitting in a chair throne.
Sometimes she is shown with a spear.
Question: Why did Hera hate Artemis
Answer: Hera did not hate Artemis. They are like sisters. But during
the Trojan war Artemis sided with Aphrodite while Hera and Athena opposed her.
This delighted Zeus who likes to see the goddesses strive against one another.
Though the side supported by Hera and Athena was victorious in the Trojan war
this side became irreverant in victory and had to be punished. The result was
that neither side benefited from the war and the goddesses, Hera, Artemis,
Athena, and Aphrodite made up with one another.
Question: did Hera hate anyone
Answer: Not really. Hate is an emotion that is prone to error and the
deities do not like to make mistakes. The gods banished error from Olympia
and it is something that mortals have to live with. But Hera does form
negative opinions of mortals and if her opinion is severe enough she does them
in. She normally would not kill a mortal herself but she might ask Zeus or
Artemis to do it for her.
Question: did she love Zeus madly
Answer: On occaision she became passionate about Zeus. As with the majority
of goddesses she was subject to the will of Aphrodite.
Question: did she ever kill one of the woman Zeus was having an affiar with?
Answer: No. Zeus had these affairs so heroes would be born. Hera tempered
the heroes with he annoyances.
Question: Why was she ashamed before she married Zeus?
Answer: Zeus tricked her by turning into a pet cuckoo. Once in her arms he
was able to rape her easily. He did this to force her to marry him. Her shame in this may indicates the force of shame in ancient Greek marriage and culture.
Question: Was Hera mad that Zeus had many children by other women?
Answer: Not exactly. Hera had to appear mad because it was expected of
wives, but Hera is a goddess and has perfect knowledge of what is going on.
She knew the heroes had to be born by normal women. She also knew that she
would get her way eventually.
Question: what are hear’s strengths and weaknesses?
Answer: A goddess does not have strengths or weaknesses. She has a realm.
Hera’s realm was marriage and married women.
Question: What other nasty things did Hera do besides torture Heracles? (It’s for a school project)
Answer: The ancient Greeks would not refer to Hera’s acts as nasty for fear
of incurring her wrath. I refer to them as tempering. A list of persons
she punished includes:
- Ptoteus’ daughters
Question: when is her birthday?
Answer: June is her month. June is named for Juno the Roman equivalent of
Hera. The most important day in June is June 20, Midsummers’s day.
Question: is hera in the myth the golden apple if so what is the myth
Answer: Hera is in the myth about the judgement of Paris. Reference
Question: if our world ever ends will Hera and all the other gods and her husband Zeus still be here?
Answer: This is a cosmological question that is difficult to answer.
Of course the ancient Greeks felt the deities were immortal and could not
die. This would suggest that they would survive the end of the world. But
their beliefs depend upon a certain geography. Heaven is above the Earth
and Hades is below. Below Hades is misty Tartarus where even a god can be
lost. If something should destroy this geography then even the gods might be
This raises another question. Would an ancient Greek believe their gods are
alive today, or would he believe that the gods died with their worship about
125 AD. Though the ancient Greeks were devout and witnessed many miracles
seemingly produced by their divinities, the Christians were able to convince
them that they were worshiping the wrong divinities. Conversion in Greece
occurred very rapidly. Were the Greeks coerced or convinced of the truth?
Does the truth of Christianity mean the Greek divinities never lived? And if
they never lived who was responsible for the many miracles that they witnessed.
The Greeks before Christianity seem remarkably favored for a culture worshipping
false prophets. And the Greeks after Christianity seem remarkably oppressed
for a culture in tune with the word of God.
Question: How do we know there was such goddess as hera? this could be all
made up by human.
Answer: The ancient Greeks believed that Hera existed. There were texts
that they believed in such as the Iliad and the Odyssey which stated this
plainly. Many people prayed to Hera and their prayers were answered. Hera
is the personification af marriage and it should be obvious that even today
marriage exists and is important. There were even physical objects: “Fifteen
stades distant from Mycenae is on the left the Heraeum….In the fore-temple
are on the one side ancient statues of the Graces, and on the right a couch of
Hera and a votive offering, the shield which Menelaus once took from Euphorbus
at Troy.” (Pausanius, Description of Greece, XVII). But by 125 AD hardly anyone
believed in Hera anymore.
It is not wise to take belief in Hera lightly however. Human’s take their
religion quite seriously and even fight and die motivated by religion.
Proponents of several religions assert the truth of their religion and the
consequential falsity of the others. It is easy to reject Hera now because
she has no proponents, but it is not clear that her religion is really
defective. Her religion was effective for over a thousand years and we are
not really better off than the ancient Greeks. Rather it might be wise
to consider religion as a universal phenomena with the worship of Hera just
one instance. One might improve one’s own religiosity by comparing what
another culture has done for some very difficult problems.
Question: why is she bad?
Answer: This is not a helpful question. It is better to ask why bad things
happen. A goddess like Hera cannot make a mistake so what she does is by
necessity. If it seems bad to you then you can consider it again. A common
notion is that bad things happen because a human makes a mistake. Pehaps
the mistake has a physical cause. Sometimes the mistake is an irreverance.
An irreverance brings on a punishment. One of the roles of a goddess is to
punish irreverance. But the purpose of punishment is to take bad behavior and
make it good. So what comes from the goddess is not bad but good.
Question: can you meticulously describe one of Hera’s finest attires?
Answer: During the Mycenaean period Hera wore a garment consisting of
a vest, a girdle, and a flounced skirt. The vest had long sleeves but it
revealed her stunning breasts. It was constructed of cloth of gold, very
The girdle was a wide band with embroidery and scenes of her own wedding.
The design was enhanced with rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and yellow diamonds.
In the sky were clouds of pearls. Her skirt was made of gossamer with gold
tassels so finely woven that they floated in the slightest breeze. On her
feet were sandals of woven silver tied with silken strands. In her hair she
wore a crown of gold with 16 diamonds sparkling in the sun.
During the archaic and classical period she preferred to wear a chiton of
woven gossamer. This material was so shear that when she wore it it revealed
all her naked beauty. Every sensuous curve of her body was revealed. She continued to wear the crown and silver sandals.
Question: heras time line
Answer: She was born before anyone kept time. She lives out of time and
embraces all of it. She will die only after time is destroyed and gone.
Question: did hera ever kill anyone
Answer: Hera kills people all the time. Usually she does not do it directly
but asks Artemis or Apollo to do it. But she has been known to send people
directly to Hades. Normally these people are being punished, but it can
happen if you accidently get in her way.
Question: Was Hera very beautiful?
Answer: Most of the goddesses were very beautiful and Hera is one of the
most beautiful of the goddesses. This also reflects on what the ancient Greeks thought ofMarriage and honor.
Question: How many important events happened in Hera’s life?
Answer: Hera is an important goddess. All the events that happen in her
life are important. Not all of them have been recorded though. What we have
are stories that give a general idea about Hera so a person will know how to
behave. It is how a person behaves in response to Hera that is the most
Question: How did Hera become the goddess of marrige? I know that she was born a goddess but who made her the “Goddess of Marrige”?
Answer: The creation of a goddess is part of a divine plan. Since Hera was
born of Cronus and Rhea, she is part of their divine plan. Once the need for
a goddess is conceived in the mind of the deities she is conceived in the
womb of her mother goddess. When she was born Hera had been a goddess for
some time. One can assume that her birth involves a realization of her realm
and that before her birth her mind was sorting out various possible
Question: was she really swallowed by her dad?
Answer: The greek myths really say this, but what this means is another
matter. And the meaning of this is all important. Hesiod (Theogony)
says: “(ll. 453-491) But Rhea was subject in love to Cronos and bare
splendid children, Hestia (18), Demeter, and gold-shod Hera and
strong Hades, pitiless in heart, who dwells under the earth, and
the loud-crashing Earth-Shaker, and wise Zeus, father of gods and
men, by whose thunder the wide earth is shaken. These great
Cronos swallowed as each came forth from the womb to his mother’s
knees with this intent, that no other of the proud sons of Heaven
should hold the kingly office amongst the deathless gods.” It seems
likely that this swallowing was an attempt by Cronus to restrict the realm
of these divinities to his own body. This is not the same as a mortal
swallowing a pizza. And a god cannot get nourishment from another divinity
in this way. Nor is it likely to be some gross sexual activity because there
is no genesis involved. Some have compared this to a person using up the time
alloted. It is also like one country conquering another. This directs the
action to the sects of worshippers. Does the myth relate to what happens
when two sects compete? Often one gets swallowed up by the other. The fact
that the children are later regurgitated alive adds to this interpretation.
But such a subtle interpretaion seems unlikely to be the main meaning.
Amazement at such powerful goings on seem more to the point. You would have to
be very careful of divinites that behave this way. Perhaps the myth carries a
message of care.
Question: Did Hera drive anyone else but Hercules insane?
Answer: Probably. Check out Athamas and Ino.
Question: hi, was hera more beautiful than aphrodite? and was hera a sex machine?
Answer: Most of the goddesses were gifted with an ideal beauty that is
so perfect they are hard to rate. Also the gifts that they offered were
always an influece on those who need them. But to refer to her as a sex machine is far fetched.
Question: Did Hera have sex like we have sex now?
Answer: The Greek mortals had sex in almost the same way as we do now.
Some preferences for techniques and positions have changed. But Hera was
a goddess. Goddesses are different. They can have many more babies. One
had 3000 babies. They do not have to worry about birth control. Conception
is a mostly mental process. Since deities are spiritual one would have to assume that even the sex act is spiritual, whatever that means. The offspring of a god and goddess is another divinity. The offspring of a goddess and a mortal is a mortal hero if male and extremely beautiful if female.n The process of apotheosis complicates this.
Question: Do you worship Hera? It is hard to find others, so I was just wondering….
Answer: I study Hera and in some sense this is a form of worship. But I
think the worship of Hera is somewhat of a problem. Most of the data about Hera relates to the ancient Greek culture and may not be that good today. It is true that sometimes viewing our own culture in terms of a distant culture gives as a better view. But, for example, if you are having a problem with your marriage. Hera may not be able to help you nearly so much as a good marriage counselor. I have consulted my minister to good results. There are
worshippers of Hera though. There are Wiccans, U-U Pagans and others.
Question: what did hera like to eat?
Answer: All goddesses ate only special apples and ambrosia. These helped
them to be immortal. It seems fairly likely that ambrosia comes in many shapes and flavors because the deities attended banquest and they woul not have been perfect without a great variety of food.
Question: does hera play an important part in the modern life? if she does what is it
Answer: Hera’s realm, the institution of marriage, is still very important.
Question: are there any pictures of hera and zeus having sex
Answer: There is a site of the erotic art of Greece: Click here. Images of Zeus and Hera:
- Annibale Carracci: Zeus y Hera
- metope from Temple E in Selinunte: Hera as bride unveiling before Zeus; Greek, c. 460 BCE
Palermo, National Archaeological Museum. Credits: Barbara McManus, 1982
- erotic scene
Question: did hera ever have an aprentice or a helper at any time?
Answer: Yes. Mainly Hebe, Horae, Charities, and Eileithyiae, but also Athena
Question: was hera stronger against zues?
Answer: No. Zeus is stronger than all the other gods and goddesses put
together. But even Zeus is subject to Aphrodite, so Hera can use the charms of
Aphrodite to get her way.
Question: how did she die?
Answer: Hera is an immortal goddess and cannot die. You can tell that she
is still alive because her realm, marriage and married women, is quite real
and operating according to her plan. Nobody builds temples to her anymore
but they worship her in a limited way. All you have to do to worship Hera
to to be married and do a good job of it. You will find that those who do a
bad job of marriage are invariably punished even now.
Question: Why did people praise her?
Answer: They thought she provided good results.
Question: hera and music
Answer: Women were trained in music so one would think Hera thought it was
important for a successful marriage.
Question: did she have hempophilia?
Answer: Immortals have no blood so they could not have hemophelia. They
have ichor instead and heal much quicker than mortals. Mortals who marry close relatives have to worry much more about genetic diorders such as hemophelia. Deities have no such concerns.
Question: Why did the Titan Ocean and Tethus bring Hera up?
Answer: Oceanus and Tethys were a domestic couple, well suited to Hera,
the goddess of marriage. And all they had to do was to chaperone her
for Zeus. Hera developed fully in the body of Uranus and she was
reguritated naked but full grown right in front of Zeus. Zeus could not
contain himself and went right about getting Hera for his wife. All Oceanus
had to do was dress her for her wedding. They did not have the power to keep
Zeus from raping Hera. Once she had been raped she decided to marry Zeus.
He was, after all, king of the gods. Thus her chastity was spared. But
she set up a sad precedent in which men thought they could propose to a girl
by raping her. This is not a very happy way to start a marriage.
Question: where can i find a suitable picture of Hera that i can draw?
Answer: You can draw a suitable picture of Hera without one to copy. Hera
is known by her symbols the peacock and the cow. Draw a beautiful woman
sitting in a dining chair with a peacock at her feet and a cow by her side.
You need draw no clothes, or draw a fine filmy gown. You can put a crown on
her head and a scepter in her hand. A dining chair is like a throne that
she used. In those days only the most important people got to sit. In many
pictures she is totally naked. You know it is her because of the peacock
at her feet. The hardest thing about drawing Hera is drawing the peacock.
Question: she was a forest nymph protecting Zeus from his jealous wife Hera.
Answer: Callisto was a forest nymph. Echo was a mountain nymph who had once served Zeus by distracting Hera with meaningless chatter whenever she came close to where the Thunderer was compromising his marriage vows.
Question: what does she look like in a dress
Answer: She can look like any woman in a dress, but especially she could
look like the most beautiful woman in the world in the most glamorous dress.
Question: Why don’t you tell more about her sacrifice.
Answer: “During the sacrifice that took place before the marriage, Hera was associated with Artemis and with the Morai. They both received the cuttings of hair that young girls sacrificed before them before a matrimony.” Hera: The First Greek Goddess
Question: what is the most interesting thing about Hera?
Answer: In order to prevent her from annoying Heracles Zeus hung her by
the hands from the clouds and strung anvils from her feet. My guess is he
stripped her also. He then whipped her. One has to wonder if this was
standard proceedure for Greek husbands to deal with their wives. Pornographic
stories often contain such whippings which suggest the purpose of the beating
is male sexual arousal and not rehabilitation of the wife. It is hard to
believe that such a beating would promote healthy babies. Oddly enough, even
in ancient times such a beating was known to promote fertility. One wonders
if such beatings had to be endured for this reason. There is the assertion
that such beatings also produce orgasms in the women. Just thinking about
the experiments that would have to be done to establish this as a scientific
fact raises outrageous thoughts. Difficult legal issues are suggested for any
couple who tries to pursue this direction. But then what are other
interpretations that can be given to this story? It is true that a whipping
that draws blood can be considered a blood sacrifice as was the case in
Sparta at the temple of Artemis Ortheia. But why would whipped blood be
desirable when menstrual blood is always available. We at least have the
consolation that the victim, though humiliated, is alive, while when virgins
are sacrificed, they must die.
Question: is hera gay
Answer: No but you should realize that the ancient Greeks did not
distinguish gay sex. They really did not seem to care who was the object
of their sex. So normal people were involved with sex with both sexes.
Question: How do you spell Hera in greek?
Answer: Ήρα, Eta rho alpha.
Question: whatr influence does hear have on modern society
Answer: Her stories are still read and the marriage institution is still important.
Question: can hera see us
Answer: All the goddesses see and know all.
Question: did hera ever get eaten out by girls?
Answer: This question really asks if Hera had oral sex with girls. Hera
is the goddess of marriage so her behavior reflects what a married woman would
do. Though it is not likely that a married woman would engage in oral sex with
another woman it certainly was possible. Women in ancient Greece were married
at 13. Most persons seem to have their first experience with sex as a self
exploration. Since children associate by sex their next experience is often
with the same sex. Only later is their experience with the opposite sex.
Since the girls were married at 13 their first experience with the opposite
sex is liable to have been their husband.
As a wife the sex that they had was most likely to be vaginal since it was
very important that the wife bear children. But within the home the women were
isolated. If they preferred same sex relationships they had every opportunity
to pursue them without revealing their activity. The young wife was taken out
of her parents home and placed in the context of her in-laws. It seems likely
in this context that she would be more likely to have sexual contact with her
slaves than her husband’s relatives if she had any contact other than her husband.
One indicator of oral sex activity would have to be diseases that were
spread by this activity. Diseases of the genitals are not reported, but
diseases of the mouth would be. Since we do not have any reports of this
type of disease, we might conclude that oral sex was not especially common.
Question: do you think hera had sex doggy style?
Answer: Women of this period often had sex in this way. This is especially
true of wives because this position allows them to become pregnant more
easily. Prostitutes might prefer the woman on top position because it did
not get them pregnant as often. Another factor was the nature of beds. A bed was a luxury and a big bed was a bigger luxury. Most women probably did not get to have sex in a bed. Since ancient floors were often dirt women may have preferred not to lie on a dirt floor.
Question: What did Hera do during her time on Mount Olympus?
Answer: Goddesses live outide of time so her time on Mt. Olympus means
very little. The ancient Greeks thought she lived in the palace of Zeus.
She began her day in the bed of Zeus. Upon rising she was bathed and dressed
by nymphs. Her mornings were probably spent strolling in the garden of the
palace. Her first meal was a noon which was taken informally. The
afternoon was spent in court hearing the business of the divine. In her case this meant listening to prayers abour marriage and honer and granting requests as appropriate. In the
evening was a larger meal with entertainment and guests in attendance.
After dinner was a social time with storytelling and music. Then she retired
to the bed of Zeus.
Question: Is Hera The Goddess of agrculture?
Answer: Demeter is the goddess of agriculture.
Question: what was her personallity like? If she was in a room with people?
Answer: She had the personality that you would expect from a married woman. She
is proud, mainly of her family, and sociable.
Question: In what ways were Hera Jelous?
Answer: Hera was not really jealous. Jealousy involves error and goddesses
are free from error. It only looked like Hera was jealous. This was probably
true because the wives of the time needed jealousy as a survival skill.
Question: What english word that comes from juno’s title monetera has something to do with a mint?
Answer: Moneta gave rise to the word ‘money’. Monetera is similar to the
word ‘monetary’. Monetara seems to relate to portents and their
inevitibility. It is formed of two parts: Mone + tera meaning abiding portent.
Question: backthenhowdid thesegods com?someone had tomakeall this up then.Imean allthesedetails and stuff.i really dont believeallofthis,but its intresting to learnabout.
Answer: There is a serious difference between what someone made up and what
someone takes as a religious belief. But it is important to recognize that
the ancient Greeks had no religious beliefs but actually took the gods and
goddesses as part of their reality. Because the gods and goddesses were
closely tied to physical realms the evidence for their reality was quite
strong. Furthermore there was the notion that the world was ruled by the
divinities because there were obviouly natural laws which controlled reality.
Many of the Greek myths were actually statements of and explanations for these
natural laws. Today it is Science, and not Religion, that is based on the
ideas of the Greeks.
Question: Why was she raped?
Answer: Zeus was overwhelmed by her naked beauty, which she revealed when
Zeus caused Cronus to regurgitate his other children. In the primitive
societies which preceeded the ancient Greeks it was common practice for a man
to forceably remove a woman from her home to make her his wife. Naturally
a man would have an easier time removing a woman who wished to be removed by
him. Sexual intercouse was assumed to come later. But the man was as
motivated by the attraction of the woman as by the desire for children and
sex. So Hera’s rape by Zeus reflected sexual practice of an earlier
generation. Even in Classical times in Sparta women became wives by being
seized and taken from their homes. Today the notion of rape has changed. Instead of being seized for marriage, women are seized for sex. Today’s rapist has no intention of
raising the offspring that might result as was the case with the ancient rape. Today rape is clearly an act of violence against a women. In ancient times a rape was more of an indication of the passion of a man for a woman. But even in classical times it was thought that a woman should have a choice in who she should marry.
Answer: The most detail can be had by reading the Iliad.
Question: What made Hera horney?
Answer: The belief in those days was that once a woman had sex she was
Question: could she do anything she wanted,since she was the Queen of the gods?
Answer: No. Goddesses are limited. Most of their powere are in their realm.
Outside of their realm they must negotiate with other deities. Hera, is limited
by the will of Zeus in many ways. She is also limited by Themis, The Fates,
and Styx and her oaths. But still Hera has access to many more things than a
mortal would have. She still lives like a queen with many luxuries.
Question: What was the reason she hated Hercules
Answer: It is not a good idea to attribute hate to a goddess like Hera,
even though she appears to hate. In some respects stories of her behavior
indicate how the married women of ancient Greece must have behaved. Herakles
was a son by Zeus through a liason with another women. In ancient times such
a liason must have been dangerous to a wife. It might have meant that the
present wife would be put out and replaced by the other woman. There were
no laws to prevent this and women had no rights. The result was that women
had to jealously protect their position. It did not seem wise to take out
her jealousy on her husband who might turn against her. The only option was
to make things miserable for her rival. In this case Hera is getting at her
rival through her son.
Question: Do you have any information on Hera’s other symbol, the cuckoo?
Answer: When Zeus wanted Hera for his wife he changed into her favorite bird, a cuckoo. He then flew into her arms where she cuddled the bird. At that point he changed back to his normal self and raped her. She then felt obliged to marry him as was his plan. This may seem a bit rough but in the time before the ancient Greeks men often had to steal the women from their families in order to marry them.
Question: what color eyes does hera have?
Answer: She changes her eye color to suit her mood. This is part of her
ability as a shape changer.
Question: who was the greek hero had hera’s help in gaining the golden fleece
Answer: Jason was the Greek hero who sailed the Argo to Colchis in the years before the Trojan War.
Question: I thought Hera was Queen of the Heavans before she married Zeus, one of your answers says after she married Zeus she became Queen.
Answer: At conception she was goddess of marriage. Zeus is king of the
heavens so his wife would be queen. But the realm of the univers was not hers.
Question: DID HERA HAVE A HAPPY MARIGE WITH ZUES
Answer: Hera’s marriage with Zeus started off pretty rocky. He raped her
in the beginning, and later he strung her up and whipped her. But she always
got her way anyway. Later she enjoyed being Queen of the Universe. And she
was able to get help from Aphrodite so she got some control over Zeus.
Question: hwho was heras best friend
Answer: Hera, Athena, Artemis, and Aphrodite are like sisters and close
Question: Does hera have a certain stone? (ruby, diamond, etc.) and does she have a certain flower?
Answer: Hera would probably prefer the diamond while her flower is the
Question: Was Hera born fully grown or was she a baby first??
Answer: Unlike mortals goddesses receive their personality and powers at
conception and have no period of education to acquire power. But they are
born physically small and quickly achieve their larger stature. Hera was
born small as a baby but she was quickly swallowed by her father. This did
not kill her, but confined her powers to his body. When she was released from
her father’s body she was full sized but still naked. Some suggest that she
was born twice.
Question: How do you get all of your info. on Hera the great goddess if
she is not alive?
Answer: Because the ancient Greeks believed Hera is an immortal goddess,
they believed she was alive then and would still be alive today. My
communication with Hera is entirely through the ancient Greeks and not at
all with her directly. Whether Hera actually spoke to the Greeks is
difficult to determine. Zeus restricted communication between the gods
and man to encrypted messages so man would not be too much like the gods.
But a Hera could have changed to the guise of a friend and spoken directly.
Within the Iliad there are speaches attributed to Hera but there is no
indication how Homer came to know of these speaches.
Question: what did Hera do to Zues
Answer: Hera is the wife of Zeus and performs the services of a wife. This
means she has sex with him, and takes care of their children. She also
organizes his household. She probably does not cook or clean but rather orders
her servants to do this. She also has been known to deceive him and get back
at his other sexual liasons.
Question: who was Hercule’s mouther
Answer: The mother of Herakles was Alcmena, one of the most interesting
and important women in all mythology.
Question: what is “lust?”
Answer: Lust is a sexual craving, especially if it is excessive or
unrestrained. Zeus’s lust for Hera casused him to rape her.
Question: how was hera’s childhood
Answer: Goddesses do not have much of a childhood because their nature
is determined at conception. They do not need to be trained for their role.
But Hera spent her childhood naked in the body of her father.
Question: HOW OLD WAS SHE WHEN SHE CAME OUT OF HER FATHER
Answer: Goddesses live out of time so it is hard to apply time to them.
I do think she had grown to full size by the time she came out.
Question: Why is Hera better than the other gods?
Answer: She is not. The Universe is divided into realms with a god or
goddess in each realm. Together the realms all make up the universe. They
cannot be ranked but are all important.
Question: What was Hera rulership
Answer: Hera ruled over the realm of marriage and married women and honor.
Question: ^Did Hera have any caracter traits that had an impact on her
Answer: A goddess is very tied up with her realm. The personality traits
that are attributed to her can be explained as traits needed by married women.
She really has no personality apart from her realm. When viewed in this
way the stories of Hera give a poignant view at what ancient women had to
do to get along.
Question: is she hot
Answer: Yes. She is perfect in every way.
Question: What is Hera’s importance in the Odyssey?
Answer: When the victors at Troy were returning home Athena caused a great
storm to cause havoc with the fleet. But Hera saved Agamemnon and caused
him to return home safely. Otherwise she is not mentioned.
Question: How did they have sex? On the bed?
Answer: In the Iliad Hera has sex on the dewy grass with a cloud around her partner and
Question: What did hare like to do? Could you please answer that because I have research and I need to know now.
Answer: Hera likes to keep her realm neat and tidy.
Question: What is a realm?
Anaswer: A realm is a domain or bounded area. The realm that a queen rules
is an area bounded by the limit of her rule. She cannot rule outside that
limit, but within that limit there are subjects to obey her commands and laws.
In addition to commands there are also responsibilities. Her subjects must
thrive or they will die and she has nothing to command.
Question: Can i have an answer right now, please! When zeus raped hera, did
they do sex alone?
Answer: The assumption is that they were alone, but since divinities are
all-knowing they do not miss much. The other divinities knew what had happened
and why. Divine sex is not comparable to mortal sex for this reason. But in the Iliad Zeus provides a cloud that hides the lovers from view.
Question: How did she protect the wives and mothers?
Answer: She listened to their prayers and modified the rules of marriage
as necessary. She answered some prayers and performed some miracles.
Question: so, did zeus become king of the gods by marrying hera?
Answer: No. He was already King.
Question: How did hera become queen of the gods?
Answer: She became queen by marrying Zeus.
Question: Are there any maps of where Hera and Zues lived?
Answer: There are maps of ancient Greece where the mortals lived, but
none where the immortals lived. The map of Mt. Olympus with the palace of Zeus is a spiritual map.
Question: Is this the same as Ashtoreth
Answer: No. “Ashtoreth was counterpart to Ishtar, (Isis in Egypt, Ashtart in Israel; Athtar in Arabia and Astar in Abyssinia – change to male!) Great Mother, goddess of fertility and Queen of Heaven who was chief goddess of the Akkadians, Assyrians and Babylonians (Mesopotamia/Iraq). Mara was goddess of the sea. To the Assyrians Ishtar represented the goddess of hunting and war.” reference
This is probably the goddess that came from Phoenicia to Crete and separated
into Aphrodite and Hera. Hera is related to Ashtoreth but it is hardly a
Question: heras throne
Question: Is hera fiction?
Answer: No. Not at all. The stories about Hera from ancient Greece were
revealed from religious sources. These include miracles, epiphanies, visions,
prophesies, and others.
Question: Please answer me!!!!!!!! how did hera explain history, or the natural world? science?
Answer: Consider the following passage from the Iliad: “Hera of
the golden throne looked down as she stood upon a peak of
Olympus and her heart was gladdened at the sight of him who was
at once her brother and her brother-in-law, hurrying hither and
thither amid the fighting. Then she turned her eyes to Zeus as he
sat on the topmost crests of many-fountained Ida, and loathed
him. She set herself to think how she might hoodwink him, and in
the end she deemed that it would be best for her to go to Ida and
array herself in rich attire, in the hope that Zeus might become
enamoured of her, and wish to embrace her. While he was thus
engaged a sweet and careless sleep might be made to steal over
his eyes and senses.”
Hera is plotting how she might hoodwink Zeus so she could affect the
outcome of the Trojan war. If you read on you can see that she succeeds.
The ancient Greeks would have said that Hera was a cause of the loss by the
Trojans. This would affect the strategy of the Trojans (science) and the
outcome of the war (history). It was in this way that Hera could be used
to explain the natural world. In like manner other everyday events were
explained. If a woman did not get along with her husband it might be explained
as the revenge of Hera. More natural events involved Artemis, or perhaps
Zeus. Zeus was, after all, a weather god, who must be dealt with every day.
Question: Did she squeal when she had sex?
Answer: This would depend upon whether squealing was associated with perfect
sex. A goddess could expect perfect sex and would respond in a perfect way.
I am not sure if squealing is part of perfect sex.
Question: what color is hera’s hair
Answer: It can be any color or style that she wants, and her ability to
change her shape allows her to change it with a whim. She is usually illustrated with brown hair.
Question: Did her breasts attract Zeus?
Answer: Probably. Hera’s breasts were perfectly formed and very attractive.
Of course Zeus saw Hera’s naked breasts when she popped out of Cronus. But
even when she was dressed they were probably visible to him. Minoan ladies
wore their breasts exposed and Hera probably followed this fashion. Later
during classical times the ladies wore dresses that were quite transparent.
Her breasts would have been visible then too.
Question: Did Hera own a peacock like the one she has for a symbol?
Answer: A goddess has no need to own anything. A peacock hung aroung her
because she liked it and did favors for it. When you have the favor of a goddess
you really have something and if you can be with the goddess then all your
needs will be satisfied. There would be no reason to be anywhere else.
Question: how did she influence western culture? was she involved in an
ancient religious practice?what moral lesson does she teach?
Question: Hera is the goddess of marriage and the ideas she promoted are
usually common practice in western society. There were a number of temples
devoted to her. In addition most temples of Zeus included her. Women
consulted her on many occaisions. There are many moral lessons in the Iliad for you to read.
Question: How were baby born? How different now?
Answer: In those days women bearing babies crouched or sat in a special
birthing chair that held them in a crouching position. They were at home
attended by the women of the house. Some were fortunate to be served by a
male gynecologist, or in some cases a female gynecologist.
Question: what did hera usually hold?
Answer: Hera is shown holding a variety of things. Most commonly she
holds a staff, but as the queen of heaven a scepter is quite correct. She
also holds a wreath, an flower, a sword, and a spear.
Question: PLEASE ANSWER ME! RIGHT THIS SECOND> PLEASE! how did they make
children in the old days? The same thing as today? I heard Zeus was having it
with every one but is that exceptable?
Answer: Babies have always been made in pretty much the same way. In fact
no difference is known between mortals and immortals.
Question: What was Hera’s job?
Answer: Hera’s job was to be wife of Zeus, mother of his children, and
ruler of the realm of marriage and married women. This is unlike mortal women
who wives and mothers but ruled only their house.
Question: what title did they give her for being so jealous?
Answer: Zygia, joiner or yoker.
Question: what was there wedding vowls
Answer: It is likely there were none. The wedding involved a procession
of the bride to the house of the groom. Once there she proceeded to consumate
the marriage in her husband’s bed while the wedding party sang and danced
outside their bedroom door. Any vows were determined by the parents or other
relatives who set up the ceremony.
Question: How does Hera help the Greeks in the trojan war?
Answer: Read the Iliad to answer this.
Question: what physical attributes did/does Hera have?
Answer: She has no physical attributes because she is a spiritual being
rather than a physical being. But she can take on whatever appearance she
wishes. When she appears as herself she takes on only perfect qualities.
Question: can you please show me a graph about the powers of all the goods encluding hera according to the amount of power each one has
Answer: No way. All we know is that Zeus has more power than all the rest
of the divinities combined. In the fist place a divinity derives power from
the controlled realm, and realms are difficult to compare. Secondly, life has
subtle requirements and the most powereful realm is the one that can support
Question: Where did Hera get her name
Answer: Her name, which means protectress, probably came from an earlier civilization, probably the Mycenaean and before them the Indo-European. Though Hera seems to have migrated from Phoenicia, to Crete, and on to Mycenae, her name is not Phoenecian. She may be related to Crete though. The Minoans wrote in a different alphabet that has not been fully translated. Nor did the Minoans like to write about religion as the ancient Greeks did. The communication of Hera from Phoenicia to Greece involved spoken language rather than written. Spoken language is more subject to change than written is. Hera’s name was fixed by the time of Homer in 750 BCE and seems to have been present in Mycenean Greece some 500 years earlier.
Question: Are there any constellations or planets named after Hera?
Answer: Our constellations are named after Roman gods and goddesses. 103 Hera is a large main belt asteroid named after the goddess.