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One myth states that one day Hera was so outraged by Zeus's affairs and foolishness that she convinced most of the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus to revolt against him. They took away his thunderbolt and chained him down to a couch. Zeus was able to get his thunderbolt back and demanded everyone to beg him for forgiveness. He hung Hera in the sky with golden chains until later letting her go because her crying kept him up all night. He made her swear to never rebel against him again.

Hera's sacred animals were the cow, lion, crab, peacock, and other animals with shells.

Hera was Zeus's wife and also his sister. She was raised by the Titans Tethys and Oceanus but was the daughter of Kronos and Rhea.

Hera was the ancient Greek goddess of childbirth, marriage,

Home is where Hera is!

She was considered the Queen of the Olympians and her Roman name was Juno.

Painting of Hera and Zeus being served.

Statue of the greek godess Hera.

Hera holding two of her sacred animals, the cow and the peacock.

Hera kneeling next to the throne of Zeus.

Painting of Hera on an ancient Greekvase.

This picture links to a video describing a first person impression of Hera.

Hera was believed to give birth to Hephaestus, Ares, Eilithyia and Hebe.


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