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Hera by GENZOMAN Hera by GENZOMAN
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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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:iconzortharg:
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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:iconssaffr01:
She'd be awesome in Smite too.
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:iconnoobwhompa:
Wasn't a cheater. Gods are polygamists, therefore no cheating was involved.
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:iconapusdesoare:
perfect,goddess
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:iconrickprad0:
Man, your works are awesome!
I loved this pic!

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:iconlovelymars908:
lovelymars908 Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I do feel sorry for Hera. Seriously, I can't blame her. I mean c'mon, she's the marriage goddess, and her and Zeus' relationship is very lousy. Sad dummy
 
Good pic!
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:iconvideogeek95:
"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."

Well I say the bitch can deal with it. Especially after what she did to poor Hephaestus. That and she is literally the embodiment of every single trope of "The modern Housewife" that I hate.

Hera is NOT one of my favorite Goddesses.

Still nice Picture though.
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:iconnioniosbbbb:
From what i remember from the myths i read... Hera didn't do that to Hephaestus... wasn't Aphrodite in love with him? Wasn't he "dropped" out of Olympus by Zeus making him have that leg?
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:iconvideogeek95:
You remember poorly...

Hera HATED imperfection with her "precious family image". She couldn't STAND having a son who was born lame, and cast him out of Olympus immediately. (You see, as the Goddess of the Family Household, Hera certainly couldn't have a lame or disabled member in her family now could she? She had an Image to uphold.)

You know the "Modern Homemaker" of the 1950's Trope? You know how the housewives at the time would Shy away or turn a blind eye to problems in the family and pretend they didn't exist, because then they wouldn't be a "happy and ideal family like everyone else?" Yeah, Hera was LITERALLY the embodiment of that mindset.

Zues gave Aphrodite to Hephaestus to appease him so he wouldn't join the forces against Olympus, after Hephaestus built a "gift" thrown for Hera, which ended up trapping her to it for about 3 days or so, completely humiliating her... Which was his revenge to her after what she done to him.

You need to re-read your myths and legends again, because Hera was an absolute cunt.
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Cindria Nov 14, 2013
Well you must remember that  this is only one version of the myth. In another version was Zeus that cast away Hephaestus and caused his deformation because he had freed his mother by a chain. Greek mythology consist of a series of legend that are not consistent with each other and often have different versions.
Hera was certainly no angel but actually doesn't deserve a reputation so bad.
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