-Hera, sister and wife of Zeus, was upset because Zeus was sleeping with others.
-Hera tricked Zeus by drugging him and then tying him up without his thunderbolt so he was powerless to break free.
-Zeus did break free and enslaved Hera with gold chains into the sky.
-Hera’s crying kept Zeus up at night until he finally freed her.
-Hera promised Zeus not to rebel against him and Zeus promised to behave better.
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The Theogony is one of the most well-known sources of ancient Greek Mythology. It was written around 700 BC and delineates the emergence of the universe as well as the gods’ births and origins. Hesiod begins and ends the poem with a reference to the Heliconian Muses, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, goddesses of the arts as well as proclaimers of heroes and gods. In the beginning of the poem, Hesiod discloses that by order of the Muses he has to begin and end his stories of the gods with a reference to them (Hesiod quoted by Evelyn-White, Hugh G., Theogony 2004: 29-35).
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