Greco-Roman Deity
Pantheon: Ancient Greece
God of: Queen of the Gods
Goddess of Marriage, Women and Birth
Parents: Kronos and Rhea
Spouse: Zeus
Children: Ares, Hephaestus
Relatives: The Gods of Olympus, including Poseidon, Athena, Hermes and Dionysus; Perseus (demigod nephew)
Turtledove Appearances:
"Miss Manners' Guide to Greek Missology"
Satirical Fantasy
Type of Appearance: Direct
Hera was a goddess of the Ancient Greek pantheon. She was the wife and older sister of Zeus. Her chief function was as goddess of women and marriage. The Romans conflated Hera with their own Queen of the gods Juno.

Hera was known for her jealous and vengeful nature, most notably against Zeus's paramours and offspring, but also against mortals who crossed her.

Hera in "Miss Manners' Guide to Greek Missology"Edit

Hera and Zeus tasked Andromeda with vanquishing the Gorgons, three creatures of entrancing beauty. Zeus indicated his willingness to vanquish them himself, but Hera refused to allow him, knowing he would be too easily entrapped by the Gorgons' beauty.

Hera presented Andromeda with a shield that would distort the reflection of whoever gazed into it to aid her in her task.