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    Hera Goddess

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    Hera is the Greek goddess of marriage and motherhood. She was the ideal woman. She was most famous because she was very jealous. She was mostly mad all the time or mean because her husband would go out and cheat on her. Zeus, the king of the gods, cheated on her many times. Hera would punish the women and if they had children she would punish them also. Hera is the daughter of Cronus and Rhea. Hera’s husband is Zeus. Zeus is the king of the Gods. Since Hera’s husband is Zeus that makes her the queen of the gods. One thing about Hera and Zeus is that they are brother and sister. Even though they are brother and sister they still had three children together. The children they had together were Ares(god of war), Hebe(goddess of youth),…

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    Hera In Greek Mythology

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    While Hera is the Greek Goddess of marriage and childbirth, her life was mostly spent getting revenge on those who slept with and had children with Zeus. Also known by the Roman name Juno, she is represented by the peacock, cow, and the pomegranate. While she is one of the most beautiful and powerful goddesses in Greek mythology, Hera has had a difficult love life and many issues surrounding her husband and brother, Zeus. Hera is very manipulative and vengeful, with a very sinister reputation.…

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    For this activity, I selected two gods and a hero: Zeus, Hera, and Achilles. Zeus and Hera are principal actors in the Olympian thread of the plot, and inseparable in their entanglements, both with each other and with mortals. I felt that I would understand the Iliad itself better if I understood these supreme gods better. Achilles is, of course, the hero of the Iliad and is the axis of the entire storyline. I will present, in order, the biographies of these three characters. Then I will explain…

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    Hera In Ancient Greece

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    On the island of Ortygia or better known as Delos, a special goddess was born. Her name is Artemis. She has a twin brother named Apollo. Her mother Leto and father Zeus were not married when they had the twins, and in fact, Zeus had a wife named Hera. Hera was always very jealous and when she heard that her husband had an affair with Leto and got her pregnant, she became furious. Hera used her powers to not let Leto give birth on an island or the mainland so she would suffer. One island…

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    Hera Gender Roles

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    The goddesses’ portrayal serves to exemplify female roles in society. First, Hera represents the negative side of a typical Greek marriage since she deals with Zeus’s affairs. Clearly, there is no love involved in their relation since Ancient Greeks did not marry out of love, but out of convenience. As a woman, Hera is expected to endure Zeus’s affairs with both other women and young boys since she becomes her husband’s property. Another of her roles as a proper wife is to give rightful heirs,…

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    Ares Ares was the son of Zeus and Hera and the god of war. He was a violent god that enjoyed the chaos and bloodshed of war. He was one of the most disliked gods, even by his own parents. Ares lacked morals and unlike Athena, was more interested in destruction instead of the strategy and justice of war. He is often pictured in armor, with a shield and sword/spear and was known for his fearsome war cry. Ares often lost battles because he was always easily outwitted, but that didn’t stop this…

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    Most people have heard of the Greek goddess Hera or the Roman goddess Juno. However, not very many people completely understand the differences between the two. Both goddesses are considered to be the goddess of marriage and childbirth, but they have very distinct personalities that set themselves apart from each other. Hera is often portrayed as being very vindictive and someone who shows no mercy to those who wrong her, including women and children. However, Juno is showed to be a much more…

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    Hercules (1997 Movie) V.S. Heracles (Myth) Conor Houser Who put the glad in gladiator? Hercules! This line is at the beginning of the Disney’s 1997 movie Hercules. Disney’s movie tells the story of Hercules as a hero that many should look up to. However, the story of Heracles is quite different. The characters, the 12 labors, the plot and the death of Hercules in the movie Hercules was quite different that the myth Heracles. The characters in Hercules the movie and Heracles the myth are…

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    ThuyVy Nguyen Mr.B English I February 23, 2018 Hera Hera, the goddess of marriage, sky, and the queen of the gods. The daughter of Cronus and Rhea. She is the wife of Zeus and the mother of Ares( god of War), Hebes( goddess of youth),and Eileithyia ( goddess of childbirth). She also gave birth to the god, Hephaestus. She single handedly gave birth to him, Because he was ugly in her mind, she threw him from the top of Mount Olympus to planet earth. In other accounts he was thrown by…

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    Hera is known for her many revengeful plots against Zeus’s many girlfriends. In the past, Hera is involved in the Trojan War, she sought to bring down the city of Troy because Prince Paris chose Aphrodite over her. A temple and many statues are dedicated to Hera for her importance in her cult following. Hera is the Greek goddess of childbirth, marriage and women. She is married to Zeus and has three kids: Ares, Hephaestus and Eileithyia. Her family includes her siblings Zeus, Poseidon, Hades,…

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