- the ancient Greek queen of heaven, a daughter of Cronus and Rhea and the wife and sister of Zeus.
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Examples from the Web for hera
The roof of Hera's temple fell in, and Hermes stood uncovered to the sky.
He heard of the women's games that were held once a year at Olympia in honor of Hera.
By Hera, Socrates, if ever any one deserved the appellation "beautiful and good," you are that man!The Symposium
The first day of every month a ewe-lamb and sow were sacrificed to Hera.Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
It was an evil day for Echo when she crossed the path of Hera, queen of the gods.A Book of Myths
- Greek myth the queen of the Olympian gods and sister and wife of ZeusRoman counterpart: Juno
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Word Origin and History for hera
sister and wife of Zeus, from Greek Hera, literally "protectress," related to heros "hero," originally "defender, protector."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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