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GenderFeminine
Scripts‘Ηρα Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.HE-RA Classical Greek
HER-ə English
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Meaning & History

Uncertain meaning, possibly from either Greek ‘ηρως (heros) "hero, warrior"; ‘ωρα (hora) "period of time"; or ‘αιρεω (haireo) "to be chosen". In Greek mythology Hera was the queen of the gods, the sister and wife of Zeus. She presided over marriage and childbirth.

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Categories

children of Cronus, goddesses, Olympians, queens, uncertain etymology
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute