noun \ˈhir-ə, ˈhe-rə, ˈher-ə\

Definition of HERA

:  the sister and consort of Zeus — compare juno

Origin of HERA

Greek Hēra, Hērē
First Known Use: 1584

Rhymes with HERA


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Greek queen of the gods and sister-wife of Zeus. Her Roman counterpart was Juno. She was worshiped as queen of heaven and patron of marriage and women. She also held the title Eileithyia, the goddess of birth. She was the patron deity of Samos and Argos, which held celebrations and processions in her honor. Her sacred animal was the cow. In literature she was depicted as a jealous wife who vindictively pursued the women Zeus seduced.


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