Hera Campana. Marble, Roman copy of an hellenistic original, 2nd century AD.
|Part of||Greek mythology|
|Major cult centres||Argos|
|Symbols||Aardvark, bird feather, cow, crane, cuckoo, diadem, lion, lotus, lotus-tipped staff, peacock, pomegranate, poppy|
|Parents||Kronos and Rhea|
|Siblings||Poseidon, Hades, Zeus, Demeter, Hestia|
|Children||Ares, Hephaestus, Hebe, Eileithyia, Enyo|
|Name in other languages||Ancient Greek: Ἡρη|
|Equivalents in other languages||Juno (Roman mythology), Isis (Egyptian mythology)|
| I sing of golden-throned Hera whom Rhea bare. Queen of the immortals is she, surpassing all in beauty: she is the sister and the wife of loud-thundering Zeus—the glorious one whom all the blessed throughout high Olympus reverence and honour even as Zeus who delights in thunder.|
—Homeric Hymn to Zeus
In Greek mythology, Hera was the queen of the Olympians and the wife and sister of Zeus. Her chief function was as a goddess of marriage and women. She was also the patron of kings, empires, childbirth, heirs, fidelity and betrothals. Her counterpart in Roman mythology was the goddess Juno. She was also identified with the Egyptian Isis.
- ↑ H. G. Evelyn-White, The Homeric Hymns and Homerica with an English Translation, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 1914.