Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 4 : The Reception of Myth and Mythology

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(Ἥρα, Ἥρη [Hḗra/ē]; Latin Iuno)

A. Mythos

H. belongs to the generation of the children of Kronos, of whom Zeus, Poseidon and Hades have divided the cosmos into their respective realms. She is the sister-bride of Zeus and hence queen of Olympus (Hom. H. 12). She bears her husband the daughters Hebe and Eileithyia and the son Ares. Hephaestus, however, emerges by parthenogenesis. Her primary responsibility is for the family (e.g. Verg. Aen. 4,59). In this function, and as the wife of Zeus, she general…

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Martin, Günther, “Hera”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 4 : The Reception of Myth and Mythology, English edition by David van Eijndhoven, Christine Salazar, and Francis G. Gentry (2010). Original German-language edition: Mythenrezeption: Die antike Mythologie in Literatur, Musik und Kunst von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Herausgegeven von Maria Moog-Grünewald. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 5. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2008). Consulted online on 11 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004183308, 20101111

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