Saturday, July 13, 2013

Hera : The Jealous Wife

(c) Alyssa Lola
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The goddess I chose was Hera. She is considered as the Queen of the Gods since she is the beloved other half of Zeus, the King of the Gods. She is one of the Olympian Gods who reside in Mount Olympus. She was an offspring of Cronus and Rhea. The pomegranate, peacock, feather, diadem, cow and lily are her symbols. Her siblings include Poseidon, Hades, Demeter, Hestia, Zeus and Chiron. Yes, she was his brother's spouse. Zeus and Hera's children include Ares, Enyo, Hebe, Eileithyia, Hephaestus and Eris. Her Roman counterpart is Juno.]

Hera was most known as the matron goddess, Hera Teleia; but she presided over weddings as well. In myth and cult, fragmentary references and archaic practices remain of the sacred marriage of Hera and Zeus, and at Plataea, there was a sculpture of Hera seated as a bride by Callimachus, as well as the matronly standing Hera.

(c) Alyssa Lola

Hera was also worshipped as a virgin: there was a tradition in Stymphalia in Arcadia that there had been a triple shrine to Hera the Girl (Παις [Pais]), the Adult Woman (Τελεια [Teleia]), and the Separated (Χήρη [Chḗrē] 'Widowed' or 'Divorced'). In the region around Argos, the temple of Hera in Hermione near Argos was to Hera the Virgin. At the spring of Kanathos, close to Nauplia, Hera renewed her virginity annually, in rites that were not to be spoken of (arrheton).

Awarding during the English Festival. (L-R) Mr. de Ramon, Mrs. Sibayan, Ms. Alyssa Lola, Ms. Murillo, Ms. W. del Rosario // (c) Alyssa Lola

Hera is known for keeping her family together because she considers it as her prized possession. She is very much jealous of all the other women who gets close with her other half, Zeus. She kills all these women and make them wanna regret ever existing.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi sab ! :)) your article was written excellently. I haven't seen any error. Informations about Goddess Hera were stated clearly. Your paragraph organization was also good. Even though it is just short ,it contains important details about the topic. good job :)))


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