By: Gabi J and Ash Nesk

Hera, the goddess of childbirth and marriage.

She was born to Rhea and Kronos, who swallowed her. Zeus then convinced Kronos to drink a potion that allowed her to live.

Symbols: peacock, cow, and pomegranate

Wife of Zeus and Mother of Ares, Hephaestus, Eris, Enyo, Eileithyia, and Hebe

When Married, Hera received the garden of golden apples as a wedding gift.

Zeus is very disloyal to Hera and has many affairs. Once when Hera believed he was being overbearing, she staged a rebellion where she drugged and tied Zeus to a couch. When he awoke, he broke free from the ties and hung Hera from the sky, she wept loudly enough to bother Zeus, whom promised to release her, given she vowed to never rebel again. In response, Hera promised to never rebel. Although Zeus wasn’t faithful, he loved Hera. They had a 300 year honeymoon!

It is said that Hera is the stepmother/ enemy of Heracles who was born to Zeus and a Greek woman. Hera is jealous and filled with hate for Heracles and acts very violently. She drove Heracles insane and forced Heracles to kill his own children!

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