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Nyx, goddess of night - A shadowy figure, Nyx stood at or near the beginning of creation, and was the mother of other personified deities such as Hypnos (Sleep) and Thanatos (Death). Her appearances are sparse in surviving mythology, but reveal her as a figure of such exceptional power and beauty, that she is feared by Zeus himself. She is found in the shadows of the world and only ever seen in glimpses.

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Hera [ Ἥρα] is the wife and a sister of Zeus. She is the goddess of birth, women and marriage. Hera’s mother is Rhea and her father Cronus. Queen of the gods. Hera’s sacred animals are the cow, the lion and the peacock. As a goddess of fertility she bears a pomegranate in her hand, emblem of fertile blood and death. Hera was known for her jealous and vengeful nature against Zeus’s lovers & offspring, and other mortals such as Paris, who chose Aphrodite over Hera as the most…

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GREEK MYTHOLOGY MEME: 11/? ∟Francois Arnaud as A R E S God of war, bloodshed, and violence. The son of Zeus and Hera, he was depicted as a beardless youth, either nude with a helmet and spear or sword, or as an armed warrior. Homer portrays him as moody and unreliable, and he generally represents the chaos of war in contrast to Athena, a goddess of military strategy and skill.

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Hebe (Juventas) - a daughter of Zeus and Hera; Heracles received Hebe in marriage upon his ascension to Olympos, a wedding which reconciled the hero with Hebe's mother Hera

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Circa 1850 "Zeus and Hera" Cornelian Shell Cameo in 15k Gold Frame, Italy - frame is English.

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Hephaestus [Ἥφαιστος] was the son of Zeus and Hera. He is the Greek god of blacksmiths, craftsmen, sculptors, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes. As a smithing god, Hephaestus made all the weapons of the gods in Olympus. He served as the blacksmith of the gods, and was worshipped in the manufacturing and industrial centers of Greece, particularly Athens. Hephaestus’ symbols are a smith’s hammer and anvil.

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Ares [Ἄρης] is the Greek god of war, the son of Zeus and Hera. His In Greek literature, he often represents the violent and untamed aspect of war, in contrast to his sister the armored Athena, whose functions as a goddess of intelligence include military strategy and generalship. His symbols are the spear and the war chariot, which he rides accompanied by his sons Fear (Phobos) and Terror (Deimos).

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