S: Greek goddess Hera
FC: Hera the Greek Goddess | By: Tatianna Van Oel
1: This book is dedicated to my mom who always encouraged me to do my best
2: Table of contents chapter 1:Who is Hera chapter 2:Hera's family chapter 3:Juno-June chapter 4:Facts about Hera chapter 5:Hera's marriage chapter 6:Hera's symbols
4: Who is Hera | Hera is the child of Cronus and Reha. Hera is the Greek goddess of love and marriage. She is also the god of the Heavens and the Earth. Hera's name means, Great Lady. She is the queen of all gods. Hera is responsible for every little aspect of life. | Chapter 1
5: Hera's Family | Hera's parents are Cronus and Reha. Her grandmother is Gaea. Her grandfather is Ouranos. Hera's brothers and sisters are: Zeus, Chiron, Neptune, Pluto, Demeter and Vesta. Hera married Zeus. She had two sons and three daughters. Her sons are Ares and Hephaestus. Her daughters are Eilithyia, Eris, and Hebe. | Chapter 2
6: June-Juno | June is the most popular month for weddings. Since Hera is the goddess of love and marriage, legend has it that she protects all marriages in the month of June. Juno was the Roman variation of Hera. June was made in honor of Hera. | Chapter 3
7: 5 Facts About Hera | 1. Hera is the goddess of love and marriage. 2. Most of the time she is jealous of Zeus and his girlfriends. 3. Hera was worshipped throughout Greece. 4: Her Roman name is Juno. 5: She is Zeus's sister and wife. | Chapter 4
8: 6: Hera tried killing Hercules as an infant. 7: Hercules was Hera's main enemy. 8: Hera had a vindictive temper. 9: She had temples in Argos and Salmos. 10: Hera had a 100 eyed monster named Argus guard the sacred cow.
9: 11: Hera appeared somewhere around June 1966 b.c. 12: Hera turned Antigone's hair into serpents. 13: Hera was a powerful queen long before her marriage to Zeus. 14: Zeus was not faithful to Hera 15: Hera was not the first wife of Zeus.
10: Hera's marriage | Hera did not want to marry Zeus. For she only married him to cover up his shame. Zeus had turned himself into a cuckoo. He had pretended that he had a injured wing. He had amazed Hera with his passion. Three hundred years later Hera decided to marry him. Although she did not wish to.
11: Hera's Symbols | Hera has three main symbols. The cuckoo, the peacock, and the cow. The cuckoo in which many places is connected to Springtime. Later myths conclude that Hera has always had a soft spot for the cuckoo bird. The peacock is to symbolize Hera's watchfulness. The peacock is sometimes associated with Summer.
12: Hera was known to have the eyes of a cow. Another myth is that she disguised herself as a cow. Cows were also sacrificed to Hera. The cow was to show Hera's heavenly goddess, ruling the Celestial Vault filled with its treasures.