Hera and Heracles Picture

Hera by Heracles by Background by Peacock by
In the Olympian pantheon of classical Greek Mythology,
Hera, was the wife and older sister of Zeus. Hera was the stepmother and enemy of Heracles, who was named in her honor; Heracles is the hero who, more than even Perseus, Cadmus or Theseus, introduced the Olympian ways in Greece. When Alcmene was pregnant with Heracles, Hera tried to prevent the birth from occurring by tying Alcmene's legs in knots. She was foiled by Galanthis, her servant, who told Hera that she had already delivered the baby. Hera turned her into a weasel.


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