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Title: Hera
Contributor(s): Dillon, Matthew P  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2013
DOI: 10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah17191
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Abstract: According to myth, Hera was the eldest daughter of Kronos and Rhea; she became the wife of her youngest sibling Zeus. She was a goddess primarily of marriage and to a lesser extent motherhood. Her lineage was old, and she appears in the Mycenaean tablets (once in connection with Zeus), and already in archaic times she was the object of important cults and myths. One of the twelve Olympian gods, she was a powerful goddess in her own right. Hera's marriage to Zeus did not mean that she was considered only as his wife and consort; indeed one of her titles was "Hera of the Golden Throne" (Hom. 'Il'. 14.153). The goddess had several independent cult centers. Most important of these was the large temple at Argos.
Publication Type: Entry In Reference Work
Source of Publication: The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, v.VI. Ge-In, p. 3135-3136
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Place of Publication: Chichester, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781405179355
Field of Research (FOR): 210306 Classical Greek and Roman History
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 950504 Understanding Europes Past
HERDC Category Description: N Entry In Reference Work
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