I love mythology and I always say to myself I'm gonna research the hell out of it. I wanna know all the gods and their relationships and the stories behind them. But I never do. Cause there's like gazillion of them!
Is there like mythology for dummies? I don't want to read books like Iliad and Odyssey (I did though), I want "facts". You know. Mythological facts. :)))
What's interesting is how she was born. Her parents are Zeus and Matis however Zeus, her father, was the one who "gave birth" to her. Only she came out of his head which is typical of men to mess up the process.
One of her symbols are Peacock feathers. If you're wondering how the Peacock got it's pattern it was Hera who took eyes from Argus and placed them there.
She has wings but I don't know why. She supposedly flew around battlefields in a chariot rewarding the victors with glory and fame. Maybe the wings are just a shortcut in portraying her.
Do you have a favorite Goddess?
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