Gods & Demigods


(pronounced HEH-rah)
Protectress, Bride, Flowery Hera
Greater Deity
Hera, the queen of the Olympian deities, is the goddess of women, marriage, family, and childbirth. She is patron of marriage but also of jealous wives, for her marriage to Zeus is anything but a model of fidelity. In her jealousy over Zeus's many dalliances with other goddesses and mortal women, Hera has often acted violently. She was also known as Juno in Rome.

Worshipers, Clergy & Temples

Hera's clerics preside at weddings, typically offering stern admonitions to the bridegroom to remain faithful to his new wife. They also officiate at ceremonies installing elected officials or crowning kings.


Hera's clerics wear blue or purple tunics and leather sandals.


Hera has grand temples located in major cities, but she is not very popular elsewhere.


Hera advocates looking out for number one, and she is not shy about advocating underhanded means to accomplish one’s goals. She is a sneak, a spy, and a plotter, and many of her followers are proud to be the same. Power, she says, is never freely given—it must be taken. Although Hera has some definite leanings toward evil, she has many good-aligned followers and clerics who emphasize her more positive aspects as a protective and nurturing deity. She is also the patron of nobility and government.

Appearance, Manifestations

Hera typically appears as a tall and noble. She is 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 hold a pomegranate in her hand, emblem of fertile blood and death and a substitute for the narcotic capsule of the opium poppy. Hera is commonly seen with the animals she considers sacred including the cow, lion and the peacock.

Relationships & History

Hera is one of the six children of the Titans Cronus and Rhea, and is thus Zeus's sister as well as his wife. She fought valiantly against the Titans at Zeus's side, but her importance has waned with every new deity or hero that Zeus sires with someone else.
Quick Descriptions:
Hera is a tall, regal looking female. She is wearing a long white gown, with a gold belt, and has on a high cylindrical crown of gold. She has long, full bodied blonde hair adorned with several peacock feathers. She is wearing a thick gold necklace and several jeweled rings.
The large colonnaded marble temple stands out amongst the other buildings in the city. The columns are ornate with a gold trim, and huge engraved silver doors are propped open. Inside are various marble statues, often with gold and jewel inlays. Sconces line the walls, and tall windows let in ample sunlight. Long purple banners hang from the ceiling depicting the goddess in various poses. Against the far wall is a large marble altar.
The priestess is a middle age women with long blonde hair, that is just starting to gray. Her hair is tied back behind her head with a gold clip. She is wearing a purple tunic with an intricate leather belt and a gold buckle. Wrapping around her slim bicep is a gold armlet, and she has on a gold necklace with a pendant.
The Symbol of Hera - Fan of peacock feathers
Symbol: Fan of peacock feathers
God Alignment: N
Worshipers Alignment
Community, Nobility, Protection
Marriage, women, intrigue
Women, wives, spies, planners
Plane: Olympus
Weapon: Light mace
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