married to Jupiter. She was the queen of all the gods, and also the
goddess of marriage.
Greek myth, Hera often behaves as a dangerously jealous, petty
queen of the heavens, who is not nice at all, and spends a great deal
of her time getting even, whether the slights are imagined or real.
in Roman mythology, Juno was the beloved goddess of marriage,
worshipped as a housewife and mother and matron. Although Juno watched
over all Roman women, her special concern was Roman married women.
temples were mostly in Rome. Every March 1st, there was a big festival
in ancient Rome, to honor Juno. It was a very serious affair.
Roman women counted on Juno to watch out for them.
the Romans enjoyed the Greek myths about Queen Hera, they treated some
of these myths with a "not much truth in them really, but aren't
they fun" kind of attitude.
even the best of wives get jealous now and then. Some of the Greek
tales did wander their way into Roman mythology.
Juno, and Little Io - Roman myth
Roman Gods & Goddesses
Rome for Kids