The Greek Goddess of marriage, family and childbirth had a particularly tumultuous relationship with her husband, Zeus.
She may have been the Greek Goddess of marriage, family and childbirth, but <b>Hera</b>’s relationship with Zeus was dysfunctional, to say the least. Constantly battling her husband’s infidelity, Hera often took revenge on Zeus’ mistresses. Then again, their relationship didn’t exactly get off to the best start.
Although Zeus fell in love with Hera, she refused his advances. Knowing that she loved animals, Zeus took the form of a cuckoo and perched outside her window, pretending to be in distress. Hera took pity on the bird and held it close to her to keep it warm. Zeus transformed himself back to his original form and took advantage of Hera. Marriage aside, Hera is the first deity that the Greeks dedicated an enclosed roofed temple sanctuary to.