This essay is about Hera the Greek Goddess. Every thing about her who she was married to and how she was a jeolous Wife.

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Hera, the Greek goddess of childbirth and marriage, was the wife and sister of Zeus. She was the Queen of Olympian Deities. People knew her as the most beautiful and powerful goddess, but she had a bad side to her.

Hera was the daughter of Cronus and Rhea. She was born on the riverbanks of Imbrasons, under a willow tree. When Hera and her siblings were born Cornos her father, thought one of his children was going to kill him, so he swallowed all of them. Including Hera. Later on when Zeus was born and grew up he killed Cronos, and freed his brothers and sisters.

Zeus always liked Hera's semblance appearance and wanted her for himself. Well one day Zeus feigned himself as a cuckoo. It was very cold out side and Hera saw the cuckoo
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The few bad things that Hera had was a temper, and she would get jealous about other goddesses that looked better than her. Like over Antigones hair. She lost a beauty contest because Hera's hair wasn't long and pretty as Antigones. So Hera turned her hair into serpents. She would also get jealous when other women would mess around with Zeus, she would seek revenge by turning them into things or banishing them.

Zeus was not faithful; Hera had a belligerence toward Zeus. She started a revolt against him and planned to kill him. She thought that she could strap him under a tree with some ropes and whip him. It seemed like the plan would work but it only became total chaos. Zeus came back, and punished Hera in a portentous way by hanging her and whipping her. He made her promise not to harm him again.

Zeus turned Io, one of Zeus mistress, into a white heifer. He turned her into one, to protect her from Hera. Hera was not stupid. She demanded Zeus to give her the heifer. Hera then tied her up and had her guarded by the hundred, eyed Argus. The god Hermes rescued Io by using songs and stories to close all eyes of Argus. He then killed him, but Io remained a heifer. When Hera found out about this, she banished Io for good.

Hera was a goddess that was envied but also very cruel. She was very beautiful and powerful, but looks and power aren't everything. Hera would seek revenge after the