In ancient Greek mythology, Lamia (Greek: Λάμια) was a beautiful queen of Libya who became a child-eating daemon. Lamia had an affair with Zeus and bore him children. When Hera, Zeus' wife, discovered the affair, she became enraged and killed the children. Driven insane with grief, Lamia began devouring other children. Zeus then gave her the ability to remove her eyes. In one version of her story, this came with the gift of prophecy. Zeus did this to appease Lamia in ...
Hera was the wife and one of three sisters of Zeus in the Olympian pantheon of Greek mythology and religion. Her chief function was as the goddess of women and marriage. Her counterpart in the religion of ancient Rome was Juno. The cow and the peacock were sacred to her. Hera's mother was Rhea and her father Cronus.
Goddess - The rise of patriarchy in the world came about with the diminished role of the Goddess in society. I'd like to say 'Bring back the Goddess' in regards to our present world circumstances but, you know, the Goddess never left - we either relegated her to said diminished roles or did away with her altogether. ' I have seen the enemy and it is us.' Max Dashu
Jupiter and Semele - Gustave Moreau --- (Semele, encouraged by Hera - Zeus's wife - persuades Zeus to reveal himself in all his splendour. When he appears before her as the radiant god of thunder and lightning, Semele is consumed by flames.)