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1 Hera

2 Marriage ( ) HERA (HEE-ruh; Roman name Juno) was the goddess of marriage.

3 Queen Hera was the wife of Zeus and Queen of the Olympians.

4 wife ( ) Hera is the beautiful and powerful wife (and sister) of Zeus.

5 Immortals ( ) She is the most beautiful of the immortals, even more beautiful than the goddess of Love, Aphrodite.

6 ware ( ) Her beauty is renewed each spring as she magically washes away the ware and worry of her immortal existence.

7 hate ( ) Hera hated the great hero Heracles since he was the son of her husband Zeus and a mortal woman.

8 crib ( ) When he was still an infant, she sent snakes to attack him in his crib.

9 revenge ( ) The story of Zeus and Io is the sad story of infidelity and revenge.

10 heifer ( ) Zeus changed his beautiful lover, Io, into a black and white heifer to hide her from Hera.

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12 ruse ( ) Hera saw through the ruse and sent Argos Panoptes (all seeing) to keep watch on Io and keep Zeus away.

13 lyre ( ) Hermes at the command of Zeus, played his lyre and closed all eyes of Argos and then killed him.

14 Prod(, ) Hera sent a gadfly( ) to torment and constantly prod the poor heifer-maiden so that she might never rest or find comfort.

15 Egypt ( ) Finally, Io was driven to the ends of the earth (i.e. Egypt) where she found peace.

16 peacock ( ) The eyes of Argos can still be seen in the tail of the peacock.

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