In Greek mythology, Hera was the goddess of marriage, life and love. She is married to Zeus. She is one of the Twelve Olympians. Hera is also a goddess of the sky and starry heavens. The Ancient Greeks said that Hera is one of the most beautiful goddess, nearly as pretty as Aphrodite.
Her own special signs are the peacock, the pomegranate, and the cow. Her other important items are the crown and veil.
Hera’s parents are Kronos and Rhea. Her brothers and sisters are Zeus (who she also married), Hestia, Demeter, Hades, and Poseidon. Hera has one daughter and two sons, Hebe, Ares and Hephaestus. Athena is her stepdaughter. Hermes is her stepson.
Hera is the queen of all the Greek gods and goddesses. She is often thought of as being wise and serious. Hera is also called ‘The Queen of Heaven’ because she rules over Mount Olympus where all of the gods and goddesses live. Long before her marriage to Zeus, she ruled over the heavens and the Earth. She is responsible for every living thing, including the seasons and the weather. In most stories, myths and legends, Hera (Juno) is the goddess of marriage. The name Hera means ‘beautiful lady’.