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Hebe carrying nectar and ambrosia, detail of a vase painting; in the Jatta Museum, Ruvo di Puglia, —AlinariGiraudon/Art Resource, New York
Greek goddess of youth, daughter of Zeus and Hera. She served as cupbearer to the gods, and when Heracles ascended into heaven after his painful death, she became his bride. She was generally worshiped along with her mother.
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