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Hera by GENZOMAN Hera by GENZOMAN
edit: bigger version added :)

Hi there guys! there goes another commission for :iconantcow: based on the greek myths, hope you like it, this time the vengeful and sometimes bitchy goddess Hera, but, Cīmon, I think we all can understand her, Zeus was a cheater, so, be afraid of Zeus, but a lot more from Hera :p

PSCS3/Bamboo/6hours/Music: Demons & Wizards - Path Of Glory
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Enough talk, lets wikiattack!

Hera (pronounced /ˈhɪərə/; Greek Ήρα, Hēra, equivalently Ήρη, Hērē, in Ionic and Homer) was the wife and one of three sisters of Zeus in the Olympian pantheon of classical Greek Mythology. Her chief function was as the goddess of women and marriage. In Roman mythology, Juno was the equivalent mythical character. The cow, and later, the peacock were sacred to her. Hera's mother was Rhea and her father, Cronus.

Portrayed as majestic and solemn, often enthroned, and crowned with the polos (a high cylindrical crown worn by several of the Great Goddesses), Hera may bear a pomegranate in her hand, emblem of fertile blood and death and a substitute for the narcotic capsule of the opium poppy. A scholar of Greek mythology Walter Burkert writes in Greek Religion, "Nevertheless, there are memories of an earlier aniconic representation, as a pillar in Argos and as a plank in Samos."

Hera was known for her jealous and vengeful nature, most notably against Zeus's paramours and offspring, but also against mortals who crossed her, such as Pelias. Paris offended her by choosing Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess, earning Hera's hatred.
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Blackclass180 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your style is just too BEAST
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tomeojr Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She was referred to as "the divine Cow" by Homer in reference to her Jealous nature 
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tomeojr Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She also was the reason why Troy HAD to burn since without Paris' unintentional slight Troy would have survived.
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xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Jelous Bitch
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KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
This one looks a bit fresher and lighter-colored than the average rendition. I guess you chose to focus on the "sky queen" and "fertility" aspects.
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Kn1ghtGr3y Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
nice work
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zortharg Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Whoa, that one's Hera? Didn't see that one coming when I clicked on the little square on the lower right of the screen. Not like in the Kevin Sorbo tv series, that's for sure. All the same, I don't know about making her look like an anime character though.
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ssaffr01 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
She'd be awesome in Smite too.
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NoobWhompa Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Wasn't a cheater. Gods are polygamists, therefore no cheating was involved.
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ApusDeSoare Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
perfect,goddess
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