Hera in Greek mythology
In Greek mythology, Hera was the sister and wife of Zeus, daughter of Cronus and Rhea. She was the goddess of marriage and protector of women. Jealous of her husband Zeus's infidelities to her and sometimes avenged the women with whom Zeus was cheating.
The birth of the queen of the gods placed in different places. Some of them are Samos or Stymfalia or Euboea. Its fate was no different from that of her brothers. Saturn swallowed it, trying to fight his fate as Gaia and Uranus had prophesied that a descendant will claim to power. Only when Rea has managed to trick, fool Saturn, then Hera, along with the other siblings, you again light. After the dethronement of Saturn, Jupiter requested it to marriage. She refused. Mad love for his sister, Zeus has not waived his purposes. A rainy, winter day, as he was walking in the forest goddess, Zeus transformed into a cuckoo and fell at the feet of unsuspected Hera. The Goddess pitied the misopagomeno creature. Stooped, took in her arms, stroked and hot maiden at top. Then the king of the gods took his real form. Imposing and powerful neutralized and the latest resistances goddess. Hera defeated, subjugated, became forever own, having first secured "betrothal."
In one version of the myth of the union of Zeus and Hera symbolizes the union of the purity of Heaven (exponent Jupiter) with air, a vital element for the man who was the exponent of Hera.
The marriage of Hera and Zeus born Ares, Hebe and Ilithyia. According to Homer was born and Hephaestus, while Hesiod, Hera gave birth to Hephaestus alone, without the participation of Zeus.
Hera often described or depicted holding a scepter as a symbol of sovereignty or having the hands of pomegranate (symbol of fertility). Other well-known symbols of Hera was the peacock, the cuckoo, symbolizing the coming of spring and various flowers and plants that symbolize the blessing of nature.
In honor of Hera were celebrations in many cities of ancient Greece were called Heraea. The brightest Heraea were in Argos, Samos and Olympia.
The temples in honor of Hera had the name Heraion. The most important Heraion in Greece is the Heraion of Samos.
Descendants of Hera was Kadmeians (among them the god Dionysus), the Sthenalos (Agamemnon, Menelaus, Theseus, Aegisthus, Orestes, Electra, Iphigenia, the Amphitryon, the Alcmene, Eurystheus, Iolaus, Hercules) the THESTIEON (Althea, Leda, Meleager, Deianeira, the Dioscuri, Helen, Amphiaraus), Asclepius, the PALIKI, Aegeus and the Bandit Perifitis.
Under the name of Hera are two asteroids, the three Hera (3 Juno) (which in fact named for the Roman goddess Juno, corresponding Hera in Roman mythology, and was discovered in 1804) and 103 Hera (103 Hera), who discovered in 1868.