Hera | emblems

Emblems

In Hellenistic imagery, Hera's chariot was pulled by peacocks, birds not known to Greeks before the conquests of Alexander. Alexander's tutor, Aristotle, refers to it as "the Persian bird." The peacock motif was revived in the Renaissance iconography that unified Hera and Juno, and which European painters focused on.[33] A bird that had been associated with Hera on an archaic level, where most of the Aegean goddesses were associated with "their" bird, was the cuckoo, which appears in mythic fragments concerning the first wooing of a virginal Hera by Zeus.

Her archaic association was primarily with cattle, as a Cow Goddess, who was especially venerated in "cattle-rich" Euboea. On Cyprus, very early archaeological sites contain bull skulls that have been adapted for use as masks (see Bull (mythology)). Her familiar Homeric epithet Boôpis, is always translated "cow-eyed". In this respect, Hera bears some resemblance to the Ancient Egyptian deity Hathor, a maternal goddess associated with cattle.

Epithets

Hera bore several epithets in the mythological tradition, including:

  • Ἀλέξανδρος (Alexandros) 'Protector of Men' (Alexandros) (among the Sicyonians)
  • Αἰγοφάγος (Aigophágos) 'Goat-Eater' (among the Lacedaemonians[34])
  • Ἀκραῖα (Akráia) '(She) of the Heights'[35]
  • Ἀμμωνία (Ammonia)
  • Ἀργεία (Argéia) '(She) of Argos'
  • Βασίλεια (Basíleia) 'Queen'
  • Βουναία (Bounáia) '(She) of the Mound' (in Corinth[36][37])
  • Βοῶπις (Boṓpis) 'Cow-Eyed'[38] or 'Cow-Faced'
  • Λευκώλενος (Leukṓlenos) 'White-Armed'[38]
  • Παῖς (Pais) 'Child' (in her role as virgin)
  • Παρθένος (Parthénos) 'Virgin'
  • Τελεία (Teléia) (as goddess of marriage)
  • Χήρη (Chḗrē) 'Widowed'
Other Languages
Afrikaans: Hera
Alemannisch: Hera
العربية: هيرا
aragonés: Hera
asturianu: Hera
azərbaycanca: Hera
বাংলা: হেরা
Bân-lâm-gú: Hera
беларуская: Гера
български: Хера
Boarisch: Hera
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brezhoneg: Hera
català: Hera
čeština: Héra
Cymraeg: Hera
dansk: Hera
Deutsch: Hera
eesti: Hera
Ελληνικά: Ήρα (μυθολογία)
español: Hera
Esperanto: Hera
euskara: Hera
فارسی: هرا
français: Héra
Gaeilge: Héire
galego: Hera
한국어: 헤라
հայերեն: Հերա
हिन्दी: हीरा (देवी)
hrvatski: Hera
Ido: Hera
Bahasa Indonesia: Hera
interlingua: Hera
íslenska: Hera (gyðja)
italiano: Era (divinità)
עברית: הרה
Basa Jawa: Hera
ქართული: ჰერა
қазақша: Гера
Kiswahili: Hera
Latina: Hera
latviešu: Hēra
Lëtzebuergesch: Hera
lietuvių: Hera
magyar: Héra
македонски: Хера
മലയാളം: ഹീര
मराठी: हिअरा
مصرى: هيرا
مازِرونی: هرا
Bahasa Melayu: Hera
Nederlands: Hera
日本語: ヘーラー
norsk: Hera
norsk nynorsk: Hera
occitan: Èra
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਈਰਾ
Plattdüütsch: Hera (Mythologie)
polski: Hera
português: Hera
română: Hera
русский: Гера
Scots: Hera
shqip: Hera
Simple English: Hera
slovenčina: Héra (bohyňa)
slovenščina: Hera
српски / srpski: Хера
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Hera
svenska: Hera
Tagalog: Hera
தமிழ்: எரா
татарча/tatarça: Hera
ไทย: ฮีรา
тоҷикӣ: Гера
Türkçe: Hera
українська: Гера
اردو: ہیرہ
vepsän kel’: Gera
Tiếng Việt: Hera
Winaray: Hera
吴语: 赫拉
粵語: 赫拉
Zazaki: Hera
中文: 赫拉