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Myth SummaryZeus married his sister, Hera. It was a family habit. They were always quarreling. Once, Hera persuaded the other Gods into tying Zeus up with rawhide. They stole his lightning bolt so he couldn’t break the rawhide. His cousin untied the knots for him. He banished Hera to the sky, and hung her up with golden chains. No God dared to rescue her and anger Zeus. but Hera's weeping kept Zeus from sleeping, so he made her promise never to disrespect him again after he let her go.

Hera is the Queen of the Gods and is the wife and sister of Zeus. She is known for being the Goddess of Marriage, Birth, & Children. Despite being the Goddess of Marriage, she was known to be jealous and vengeful towards the many lovers and offspring of her husband Zeus.


In images and statues, Hera is portrayed as being majestic and solemn, crowned with the polos – a high cylindrical crown worn by many of the Great Goddesses. In pictures she is often shown with a cow or peacock or a Pomegranate.Hera's one form is a bird.

Hera has two names. Her Greek name "Hera" and her Roman name "Juno". Hera had many powers. She had super strength, immortality, resistance to injury, the ability to bless and curse marriages, and she was able to protect women from harm.


Not even Zeus can stop Hera!

Hera's sacred animals

Cow and Peacock

Hera is known for the pomegranate

Statue of Hera