btloptical.com Devotees of her cult represented her as a cow crowned with a diade.
Devotees of her cult represented her as a cow crowned with a diadem, a literal earth-mother. Her personal attendants are the graceful Hons, who ensure that the seasons and events follow their allotted schedule. Hera was vain and vindictive, if incited. For instance, when Paris designated the wanton APHRODITE as the most beautiful of the goddesses, Hera's morals were affronted and she arranged for the Trojan Wars to occur as just recrimination for the slight. # Hercules # A demi-god, Hercules was the greatest of the Greek heroes. He was the son of ZEUS and the mortal princess Alcmene, and possessed many fine qualities, including extraordinary wit and great strength. However, he was the butt of HERA's wrath and she drove him to madness. The Delphic Oracle advised Hercules that the only way to rid himself of her curse was to undertake twelve gruelling tasks. These' Labours' were sung of by bards as follows: # The Nemean lion first he
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