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Hera, the Greek sky goddess who is the heavenly Queen of the Gods. As the wife of Zeus, the long-suffering Hera is the patron goddess of all women, particularly those who are married. Regal and proud, she does not let insults go lightly, and her wrath has been a driving force in numerous myths. her symbols include the diadem crown, the cuckoo (cuckoos are engraved into the pillars of the gazebo in which she sits), the throne, and the peacock.

I used an image from the lovely stock of *Lisajen-stock, and the original image can be found in the stock pack here:[link]
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Given 2008-05-20
Hera by ~redheaded-step-child ( Suggested by Basmah999 and Featured by PurpelBlur )
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Kittyfrost1 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Love it
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LogicinWonderland Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
I like this portrayal! She looks beautiful and regal!
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Crazyotaku12345 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry!


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all-of-the-stars Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
A beautiful portrayal of Hera. Honestly, I have always pitied Hera and never judged her on her jealousy and wrath. Any wife would be upset if their husband behaved as Zeus did. I love the color of her dress and the emotional look in her eyes. A very nice piece.
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GaarasKitsuneQueen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I really agree with you on that. I really got into Greek myths thanks to Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson story. The thing is I never got why people hate Hera. I mean sure, shes kind of mean, but can you blame her!? In the actuall myths Zeus forced himself on Hera. The person who has my hate is Zeus.
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Genevieve124 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   General Artist
The best Hera I've seen.
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JadedEmpress Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really hate Hera, but I really love the artwork itself. Very accurate description! :D Nice.
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Genevieve124 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   General Artist
This is the happiest Hera I have ever seen!
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DrLoveless99 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
I always thought Hera was evil, but this pic suggest otherwise....
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jdawsonsgeek Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Ohmigosh so beautiful <3 *save*
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just-another-artist2 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the back ground and her pose great job XD
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outsidersfan33 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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TheNightDarkStar Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
She looks beautiful :)
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Luigia525 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Evilmunchun, peacocks is the greek goddess Hera's symbol. In other words she is associated with them as they are beautiful yet feared. Which explains Hera's attitude, she is one of beauty yet if insulted or betrayed, she shows a wrath which strikes fear to man. However Hera is not pleased with her husband Zeus and his many affairs, this can be shown as most depictions of her beside Zeus give a saddened or angry feeling.
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JezabelleDisreali Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
hey would you mind if I used this?
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Evil-Munchin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
why is she always drawn with peacocks?
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CrystalOokami Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The Peacock is Hera's animal.
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Luna-Simba-Neon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
its sooo beautiful and well done!
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polarralop101 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
So beautifully detailed!! You did a lovely job!!
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ElAlquimista Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It's a very beautiful illustration!
The colour is very well.
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kitkat222 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
lol my lil sis is named Hera! she loved this
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weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
This is just awesome, especially the shading. It's got a simple elegance to it that I just find endearing :o
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SharmaineZoe Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
I love the details. It is amazing. The patterns...soooo many words to....*speechless* I just got to say................I love it!!!!!
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elmoisemo6 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Student Writer
It's awesome art but she seems very nice and peaceful. Very misdirected. UNICORN!!!
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SquirrelGirl15 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!!!
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! This is so very gorgeous!
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rosalieliliane Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
beautiful! i love the colors!
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Elbereth-Lalaith Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
awesome lovely picture!
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EchoraNight Featured By Owner May 9, 2010   Writer
aww... that's SO pretty (for lack of better word)
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P-com Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
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WOW
:)
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KanoWakitashi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
Ohhhh! So beautiful! You did great, she is absolutely gorgeous and the peacocks are so pretty! I love it!
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belle-de-la-nuit-13 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Awesome!!!

My name is Hera too XD
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regina23 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i must say that she is too young and too beautiful to be Hera. cuz if you look in to greek Hera paintings and stuff she is more mature and more ugly than other godness. but thats a lovely picture thouugh. :giggle:
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Devil-Wolf-1999 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Featured! =D
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Varges Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I love your vision of the goddess :) I also represented, albeit in a manner very different from yours: [link]
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ChocolateGeisha93 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
WOW!
This is amazing work, redheaded-step-child!
I absolutely LUV this picture of Hera!

I've always had a passion 4 Greek Mythology, and its gr8 2 c others creating such beautiful images of the Gods of Mt Olympus!
U go girl! ;)
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angelbabeygal Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
we r learning about greek myths in school.whoa and u draw goooood
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Beautiful! I LOVE greek mythology! It's so interesting!
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Oh me too, I love it to pieces! I left my copies of Ovid's Metamorphoses and Edith Hamilton's Mythology at my mother's when I moved and I'm itching to go home for the holidays and get them! :giggle:
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
OMG!!! I read that over the summer! The Edith Hamilton book *hugs the book* is so interesting! Have you finished it? The greeks knew what they were doing! I just started reading the iliad!
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Theoutbound Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
i like hera!!!since my birthday falls on june!!!and besides she's cool!!
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Hera really is cool, she was given a raw deal in the myths!
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Penwriter101 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
one of my fav godesses. Really...she DID punish fools who went with Zues, but...hey! Don't we all want to beat the person who helps the person you gave your heart & soul to, cheat? I can't wait for it to happen to me (I have my own bat ready too!) I love how you detailed Hera. She was never an Aphrodite, but she had a wise maternal instinct to her and a beauty all her own. How many times had she wanted to beat Zues to a pulp?!
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Lol, I'm glad you like my depiction of Hera! She was angry and jealous a lot of the time, but she was good at evening the score. :D
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quev Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
Absolutely Stunning, I like how she looks soft ad peaceful.
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Thanks so much, I wanted to show her softer side, since she's always portrayed as being angry and vengeful.
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quev Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
you're welcome, yeah she usually is :)
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helgath Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! Amazing detail. Love the peacocks and the dress. the colors are very beautiful. Nice work. :thumbsup:
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Thank you so much! I love greens and purples together, it really is one of my absolute favorite combinations ever.
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