- Heaven has left his throne wanting an ass to warm it. And though both of you certainly qualify in that regard, neither of you measure up... to mine.
- -- Hera src
- -- Hera src
Hera whom the Romans call Juno is the queen of the Olympian Gods. She is a member of the Olympians, an extra-dimensional race once worshiped as a deity by the people of Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. She is the Goddess of Marriage and Women, Hera is the wife and older sister of Zeus the king of the Gods. She is the mother of many gods and goddesses, such as Ares and Hephaestus. Hera is always at war with Zeus were always in war because periodically, Zeus would disguise himself as a human, and have kids with mortal women. Hera has mentioned that for the most part, she only acts out of her love for Zeus, or because he betrayed her love.
Hera along with the other goddesses decided to create the Amazons from the souls of women who had died at the hands of men, and were given new and stronger bodies, made from clay transformed into flesh and blood. These Amazons escaped Hercules and his men to an isolated and magically protected island, this one called Themyscira after their homeland was destroyed. The were ruled by their Queen Hippolyta. In this new land, they were granted eternal youth and beauty. Some Amazons chose to remain behind, however, and, lacking immortality, formed the hidden nation of Bana-Mighdall.
Birth of Diana
When Hippolyta began to wish for a child of her own. She prayed to the gods and they responded. Hera told her to travel to the sea shore and mold a baby with the island's clay. Hippolyta in her past life was was a pregnant cave-woman who was killed by her mate. The goddesses used the soul of this unborn child to fall into the clay body of the infant. The child was brought to life and Hippolyta named the child Diana. When she reached adulthood, Princess Diana became the hero Wonder Woman. Each of the goddesses blessed her with powers making her into the most powerful of the Amazons.
The DC Universe heavily changed its continuity into the DCnU following the events of Flashpoint in 2011. This was part of an effort to make storylines more accessible to newer readers, beginning with the New 52. This new timeline combines elements from the DCU, Vertigo Universe and Wildstorm Universe while drastically changing the origins and histories of characters.
Enraged by Zeus's infidelity she went to Zola's home, and transformed some horses into monsters to attack Zola and have her killed. Her reason for wanting Zola dead is because the young girl is pregnant with Zeus child.
Hera's rage rose to new heights when it was revealed that Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, also had a child with Zeus; namely Diana. In the middle of a violent storm, Hera descended upon Themyscira to meet Hippolyta face to face. During their conversation Hippolyta reveals regret that her actions has put a divide between them and one between herself and Diana. Hera on the other hand reveals how frustrated she is with Zeus, his antics and her own situation, demanding to know what it was all these mortal women had that she did not before the Amazons appear, ready to fight her over Hippolyta. Hippolyta on the other hand knows the outcome before it happens but still asks for forgiveness, Hera wished it could be otherwise but ends the confrontation with turning Hippolyta to stone and the Amazons into snakes. Wonder Woman got her revenge on Hera stating she will spend her day making Hera regret what she done.
Later on after Apollo claims the throne of Zeus and becomes the new king of the Olympians he banishes Hera from Olympus. On earth when Zola's baby is kidnapped by Hermes, Hera adds insult to injury when she mocks Diana and her companions for there failure. In an angry fit, Zola throws a medical tray at Hera which injures the goddess where it is revealed that Hera is now not only banished but also mortal.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Superhuman Strength: Olympian strength level is many times that of most super-beings, the exact limits of which have never been measured. It is generally accepted they are sufficiently strong enough to lift 100 tons with minimal effort.
- Superhuman Speed: Olympians are capable of moving faster the the finest human athlete.
- Energy Manipulation: Olympians has the power to control and project multiple types of energy.
- Metamorphosis: Olympians can alter their physical form (presumably) into any shape that they can choose.
- Immortality: Olympians are immortal and will never truly die. Olympians do not age the way a normal human does.
- Invulnerability: Olympians are cannot be physically harmed by conventional means.
- Power Distribution: Olympians are can bestow a portion of their power unto others.
- Self-Sustenance: Olympians do not require water or nourishment.
- Superhuman Stamina: Olympians are can operate for prolonged periods of time without tiring. They do not require sleep.
- Magical Manipulation: Olympians have the power to manipulate vast amounts of magic energy to nearly any effect they desires.
- Class 100+ ; It is generally accepted Olympians are sufficiently strong enough to lift 100 tons with minimal effort.
- Mortal Faith: Olympian vitality is dependent upon humanity's faith in the gods (though this has not always been consistent). When humanity's belief in the gods wanes, the gods lose a portion of their power. As such, their ability to influence the course of human events decreases.
This character is an adaptation of Hera, a character in traditional stories. These include, but may not be limited to religious texts, myth, and/or folk lore. More information on the original can be found at Wikipedia.org.
- 45 Appearances of Hera (New Earth)
- 3 Images featuring Hera (New Earth)
- 1 Quotations by or about Hera (New Earth)
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