Sunday, July 14, 2013

Hera : Olympian Queen of the Gods

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Hera came from the Greek word Hera, literally "protectress," related to heros "hero," originally "defender, protector." She is the queen of the heavens and goddess of marriage, women, childbirth, heirs, kings, and empires. In Roman mythology, the goddess Hera is known as Juno. She is the wife of Zeus and daughter of Cronus and Rhea. She was usually depicted as a regal woman in the prime of her life, wearing a diadem and veil and holding a lotus-tipped staff.

Although Hera was one of the fairest goddesses in Mount Olympus, Zeus was giving Hera plenty of reason to be suspicious and jealous; Hera therefore used to stay in high places in order to keep an eye on her husband's doings. Hera was rarely nice to the many children Zeus had by other mothers. There were times she would also interfering, causing harm to Zeus' mistresses, since Zeus himself was invincible.

I can compare myself to Hera because I love marriage and I want a married couple to be with their husbands or wife until the end of time. The love they have for their behalf should last forever. Another reason is, I am very suspicious and I easily get jealous. I’m getting jealous when there are some people who are being close to the people close to me when I’m not there. But unlike Hera, revenge is not in my vocabulary.

Despite her negative attitudes, the Goddess Hera was depicted as supporting women all through their life, and was one of the most important goddesses to women. Hera blessed and protected women’s marriage, brought her fertility, and protected her children (which is kind of ironic considering how she attempted to slay all of Zeus’s illegitimate children), and helped her financial security. Hera was the complete all encompassing goddess for women. Hera was considered amazingly beautiful, one of the most beautiful goddesses. It was this divine and ravishing beauty that attracted the eye of her husband and brother, the playboy Zeus.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Anna! Nice article! Additional info-Hera is very jealous in every woman that Zeus have and she make sure that woman will siffer/die. Very harsh, isn't it? Never mind. Hahahaha! I'll wait for your next article!


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