Origin of HeraClassical Latin from Classical Greek H?ra, H?r?, literally , protectress, akin to h?r?s, hero
Gr. Myth. the sister and wife of Zeus, queen of the gods, and goddess of women and marriage: identified with the Roman Juno
The goddess of women, marriage, and childbirth; the wife and sister of Zeus.
From Latin Hēra from Ancient Greek Ἥρα (Hēra).
- She is especially the messenger of Zeus and Hera, and is associated with Hermes, whose caduceus or staff she often holds.
- It is doubtful whether this should be distinguished from the o-TE¢avos, a crown of the same breadth and design all round, as on the coins of Argos with the head of Hera, who is expressly said by Pausanias to wear a stephanos.
- In Greek art Leto usually appears carrying her children in her arms, pursued by the dragon sent by the jealous Hera, which is slain by the infant Apollo; in vase paintings especially she is often represented with Apollo and Artemis.
- Besides these waders there are plover (chidori); golden (muna-guro or aiguro); gray (dailee); ringed (shiro-chidori); spur-winged (ken) and Hartings sand-plover (ikaru-chidors); sand-pipersgreen (ashiroshigi) and spoon-billed (hera-shigi)-and water-hens (ban).
- An amphictyonic league, meeting in common rites at the temple of Hera on the Lacinian promontory, fostered a feeling of unity among them.