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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 125, Hera Summary & Analysis

Merlin Stone
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Chapter 125, Hera Summary and Analysis

Hera is most popularly known as the jealous wife of Zeus. Stone feels that this role relegates Hera to a lesser role than what she is entitled to. Some say that Hera is one with Gaia, but others claim that she is Gaia's granddaughter. She is heir to Gaia's tree of golden apples. Hera has given birth to Hephaistos (Hephaestus), Hercales (Hercules), and the twins Ares and Eris. The twins are said to be warlike, perhaps because Hera is often depicted as wearing a helmet and carrying a spear. She is also seen holding a scepter in one hand and a pomegranate in the other, symbolizing that she rules in death as she rules in life.

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