The meaning of Hera is: “Queen of Heaven.”
Birth: It is not clear when the beautiful Greek goddess Hera was born, although she was born either on an Island called Samos or on a land called Argos.
Hera was born to Cronus, the Greek Titan god of time and the ages, and to the Greek Titan goddess queen of heaven and the mother of the gods.
Siblings: Hera had six siblings, three sisters, Demeter, Hestia, and Chiron. Hera also had three brothers, Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon.
Although Zeus was Hera’s brother, as they grew up eventually they got married. It might seem weird to you but don’t call it weird because it is not your culture. The tradition of getting married to your own relative had been passed on for generations now, in fact it still exists. Nothing was stopping Zeus from married especially since Cronus and Rhea were brother and sister.
Children: Hera had five children
She had three girls, Eris, goddess of strife, Hebe, the goddess of youth and Eileithyia, the goddess of childbirth and labor pains. Hera also had two sons, namely, Ares and Hephaestus. Ares was the god of war while Hephaestus was the god of fire, metalworking, stonemasonry and the art of sculpture.
Power: Hera was the goddess of women and marriage.
Abode: Hera was a resident of Mount Olympus.
Symbol: Hera’s strong symbols were: the pomegranate, the peacock feather and the Diadem. |
Interview with Hera, the Goddess
(AZ): “I must say your jewelery is amazing!
Hera (H): “Thank you so much, my mom gave it to me, it has been passed from generation to generation”!
A: I know that you are pressed with time, therefore I will get straight to the point. Did you ever see yourself marrying your own brother, Zeus”?
Hera (H): “Well, in this part of the world is every young woman is accustomed to...