Hera was the queen of all the gods, and also the goddess of
marriage. She was Zeus' sister. She was also his wife. The gods did things like
Hera and Zeus had two children, both
and Hephaestus. Zeus also had children with other mothers,
children like Hermes and Apollo and Artemis and Hercules. Hera did not
like that. She was very jealous. She was often mean to Zeus'
other children. Some, like Hercules, she even tried to
She was also jealous of Zeus. Probably
the only thing in the earth or heavens that Zeus truly feared was his
wife, Hera - or rather, he feared her temper. You never knew what Hera
might do, but quite often, it was something pretty rotten.
Here are two Hera myths that will show
you what I mean by rotten!
Hera, and Little Io
& the 12 Labors of Hercules
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