Given Name HERA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: ‘Ηρα (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: HE-RA (Classical Greek), HER-ə (English)   [details]

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.

Categories

children of Cronus, goddesses, Olympians, queens, uncertain etymology

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