“Eventually can be a very long time where we are concerned. I’ll be more than happy to sit on my throne until that do comes to pass. Perhaps they will. And as they are my children as well I would be happy to see most of them succeed. However I don’t share your optimism. And as they are my children as well I will judge them as I please. Especially when they have far more successful counterparts.”
”You will not judge my children. They may be yours by blood but you are not their father until you take responsibility for their lives and upbringing. Once you start encouraging them instead of finding faults in whatever they do. Ever since the day my son was born you’ve done nothing but shame and ridicule him! Even now, when he is not here to defend himself, you feel the need to point out his flaws. What kind of father does that? If you think your other children are more successful then perhaps you should turn your attention towards them and leave mine alone. Do not talk to them, do not look at them. Do not breathe their names unless it’s to beg for forgiveness.”
”You are not my Queen,” Poseidon spat at his sister.
A lie as deep as the Mariana trench. Hera was his Queen and Ampritite nothing but a mare to bear him children. It had always been Hera. But lately Poseidon’s anger had ignited. Lately his restlessness grown. She treated him unfairly and soon Hera would reap what she had sown.
"I can say whatever pleases me. And I owe you no favor, sister."
”You owe me everything.”
Hera’s retaliation was laced with bitterness. She had grown accustomed to Poseidon’s favor, that much was true, but had he forgotten all the times she’d stood by his side? All the times she’d favored him? Raised her voice in his defense?
”I come to you for help, to a brother who claim to love me, and what do I get in return? Spite and cruel words. What kind of affection do you hold for me if your kindness disappear the second I ask for something?”
Oh so that is how it is. No, I have more than enough to waste if that is how we shall put it. But I know you don’t want anything less than perfection.
Then don’t give me anything before it is perfect. It’s not that difficult, Hades. Now I’ll expect you to make me a necklace since you brought it up. Something with amber and gold. A few rubies. And lions.
Okay I have another question. If I make a necklace for you but you don’t like it, am I allowed to give it to someone else?
Don’t be ridiculous. If you made a necklace for me and I didn’t like it you’d simply have to redo it until it’s something wearable. Are you so insecure about your talents you have to ensure your precious metals and jewels don’t go to waste?
Hera hates Niki Minaj’s music butlovesher and if you don’t you shouldn’t come near Olympus. Also, if you don’t love/or at least like and respectthe following you should not talk to Hera. Ever. - Teenage girls - Feminists - Trans women (or, actually, anyone with a female gender identity)
Hera can be a complete hypocrite. Example 1: she preaches matriarchy but would give her right hand to put Ares on the throne. Example 2: she claims to love all women but if you are transitioning from female to male she’s going to mutter ”traitor” under her breath and make your life difficult.
Hera will never regret killing/hurting any of Zeus’ lovers/victims/etcetera and if you tell her she should she’ll think you’re a complete idiot. The women who slept with Zeus willingly disrespected her, disrespected her duties as goddess of marriage, hurt her fucking feelings because yes Hera’s got those too and degraded themselves by falling for Zeus’ ”charm”. The women who were tricked/raped were a) put out of their misery or b) embracing the violation and turning it into something to brag about – put this in historical context, please – which, naturally, pissed Hera off enough to kill them. 4.1. Nowadays she won’t kill Zeus’ lovers. All those myths were written thousands of years ago. I can’t stress this enough: Hera won’t go crazy if Zeus sleeps with someone else. It’s no shocker since she wouldn’t touch him with a ten foot pole.
Hera will never love Zeus’ bastards. They are reminders of her husband’s infidelity and how little respect he’s shown her throughout the years. Hera isn’t flawless or made of stone; whenever she sees Apollo or Athena or Dionysus and so forth it still hurts.
Hera’s a romantic. Deep, deep down under all layers of cynicism. She’s been in love countless times but never acted on it because she’s sworn to be loyal.
No one but her is allowed to influence or manipulate Zeus. Once Iynx bewitched him and as a result Hera turned the woman into stone.
The only person from another pantheon Hera will defend is Eve. If you bring up that ”always be Lilith, never Eve” shit Hera’s going to slap you so hard your unborn siblings still living in your dad’s balls are gonna feel it.
Hera’s favorite color’s pink.
Hera’s never worn a pair of pants in her entire life. She only wears skirts and dresses.
Hera genuinely wishes everyone to live long and happy lives until they do something that rubs her the wrong way. Then you’re screwed. Hera’s more or less incapable of forgiving people.
Hera will always defend Ares even when she knows he’s wrong (tho when they argue she never lets him win). It’s because she wants him to know that there’s always going to be someone in his corner even when most of the Gods hate him and what he do. He’s her baby boy. Always have been, always will be.
If you don’t put Greek Myths in their historical context before talking to her she’s going to think you are ignorant and get prissy as hell.
Hera isn’t fond of violence. Zeus can get under her skin and make her slap him, and she’s killed people in the past out of grief or rage, but she isn’t a violent woman. Words are much better weapons.
Hera’s an excellent chef but the only people she’s ever cooked for is Jason, Hades and Cronus.
Hera’s got a dragon named Ladon - Gaia gave it to her as a wedding present – but her favorite animal’s always going to be lion.
A few years after Poseidon lost Athens to Athena Hera took Argos from him too, just because he was whining too much.
Hera never cared for Ixion. She found his affection amusing and enjoyed leading him on.
During the Indian War of Dionysus Hera stood against Artemis and easily whooped her ass. Hera’s said to be able to win over any woman but since she’s the goddess of women too she will never fight another woman unless it’s the very last option.
After thousands of years Hera’s well aware of her beauty and if you comment on it she’s only going to get irritated and think you are either a) sexist for thinking she needs your appreciation or affirmation, that you are idiotic for imposing your perception of beauty on a goddess who probably couldn’t care less about your opinion and shallow for thinking she’d prefer a compliment on her looks instead of her intellect or b) just plain stupid.