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Queen of marriage, women, childbirth, family, heirs, kings and empires. She is the wife of Zeus and daughter of Cronus and Rhea as well as one of the three sisters . She was usually depicted as a beautiful woman wearing a crown and veil and holding a royal, lotus-tipped staff. Her sacred animals are the heifer, the lion, the peacock, and the cuckoo.
Hera was a very insecure, jealous, and very vengeful, most of the stories Hera is in involves her chasing after Zeus and his many girl friends, or hunting down and trying to destroy one of Zeus many other children.
True to Hera's nature she was jealous of Zeus giving birth to Athena himself that she had given birth to Hephaestus without him. Hera was then disgusted with Hephaestus' ugliness and threw him from Mount Olympus.
Hephaestus gained revenge against Hera for rejecting him by making her a magical throne which, that when she sat on it, would not allow her to leave the throne. The other gods begged Hephaestus to return to Olympus to release Hera from her magic throne but he repeatedly refused. Dionysus got him drunk and took him back to Olympus on the back of a mule.
Hera's children include;