Hera was daughter of Cronus and Rhea. Greek queen of the gods and sister-wife of Zeus. Being a daughter of Cronus she, like his other children was swallowed by her father, but afterwards released. Rhea was worshiped as queen of heaven and patron of marriage and woman.
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She was usually depicted as a beautiful woman wearing a crown and holding a royal, lotus tipped staff. Sometimes she held a royal lion or had a cuckoo or hawk as her familiar. Hera also held the title Eileithyia, the goddess of birth. Her sacred animal was the cow. In literature she was depicted as a jealous wife who vindictively pursued the woman Zeus seduce.
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Is there a picture, or some depiction of Hera chained hanging from the sky as punishment for orchestrating the bondage of Zeus?ReplyDelete