Hera

Member of the Greek Pantheon of god-powers

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Hera

Hera was the wife and one of three sisters of Zeus in the Olympian pantheon of Greek mythology and religion. Her chief function was as the goddess of women and marriage. Her counterpart in the religion of ancient Rome was Juno. The cow and the peacock were sacred to her. Hera’s mother was Rhea and her father Cronus.

Portrayed as majestic and solemn, often enthroned, and crowned with the polos (a high cylindrical crown worn by several of the Great Goddesses), Hera may bear a pomegranate in her hand, emblem of fertile blood and death and a substitute for the narcotic capsule of the opium poppy.

Hera was known for her jealous and vengeful nature, most notably against Zeus’s lovers and offspring, but also against mortals who crossed her, such as Pelias. Paris offended her by choosing Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess, earning Hera’s hatred.

Hera, working in secret against the traditional alliance of her husband Zeus and other patriarchal god-powers, Aries, Posidon and Hades, regarding the use of a newly formed Universe. She formented a conspiracy of Goddesses against his rule, convincing Demeter, Aphrodite, Pallas Athena, Artemis, Hestia, and Hermes, (the lone god-power among their conspiracy) to raise the Amazons once more from obscurity, and retake the isle-of-the-amazons from the Gorgons, releasing the souls of the Amazons from the Well of Souls where they had been trapped ages ago by Hades.

They would do this by endowing a champion, the Parahuman Hippolyta – Millie Thomblin with certain gifts and artifacts that would allow her to release those souls, by defeating the Gorgons and ultimately the Titan Heketonhekteres which guarded the Isle. Her companions in the Jet City Defenders and the nacent Amazon Nation, the Daughters of the Amazon were instrumental in this victory.

Hera’s rebellion was successful, releasing the souls of the Amazons and shifting the balance of power in Olympus by demonstrating to Zeus that he was out of touch with both the modern world, and many of his fellow god-powers.

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Hera

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