Hebe

Hebe

Hebe

Hebe was the goddess of youth, daughter of Zeus and Hera.

Hebe's Name and Role

She served nectar and ambrosia to the Olympians and later married Heracles, with whom she had two children, Alexiares and Anicetus. Her name comes from the Greek word for youth, and it was believed that she had the ability to restore youth.

Hebe and Iolaus

When Iolaus, Heracles' charioteer, was about to fight against Eurystheus, he asked Hebe to become young again for one day. Hebe was reluctant initially, but Themis, the goddess of justice, told her that it would be fair to do it. Thus, Iolaus' wish was granted and he emerged victorious.

When Hebe lost her Job!

She lost her job as a cupbearer of the gods, when she tripped and her dress came undone, thus exposing her breasts. Apollo fired her and she was replaced by Ganymede, Zeus' lover and protege.

See Also: Zeus, Hera, Heracles, Apollo, Themis

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Hebe Q&A

Who was Hebe?

Hebe was the goddess of youth, daughter of Zeus and Hera. Hebe's Name and Role She served nectar and ambrosia to the Olympians and later married Heracles, with whom she had two children, Alexiares and Anicetus.

Who were the parents of Hebe?

The parents of Hebe were Zeus and Hera.

Who was the consort of Hebe?

Hebe's consort was Heracles.

How many children did Hebe have?

Hebe had 2 children: Alexiares and Anicetus.

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