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Ancient Greek Mythology: Hera

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Both sister and wife of Zeus, Hera is queen of the gods. The Greeks revered her as protector of marriage, especially married women. This may be because she had such a difficult marriage herself. Zeus was not the least bit faithful, always succumbing to his lust for other women - mortal as well as immortal. Hera herself, however, was always faithful despite the repeated attentions of others trying to take her away.

Ancient Greek Mythology: Hera
Hera Hera Bust from Ludovisi
Hera Hera Bust from Ludovisi
Hera Face Hera & Zeus
Hera Face Hera & Zeus
Hera's Bath, Ludovisi
Hera's Bath, Ludovisi


Temples of Hera
Temple of Hera in Olympia (undated drawing) Temple of Hera in Olympia (Heraion Ruins)
Temple of Hera in Olympia (undated drawing) Temple of Hera in Olympia (Heraion Ruins)
Temple of Hera
Temple of Hera in Paestum

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