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Who is Zeus' wife?

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Hera, the goddess of marriage and childbirth, is the wife of Zeus. She is referred to as the queen of the gods and is also Zeus’ sister, being born of both the Titans Rhea and Cronus. Hera's other siblings include Demeter, Hades, Hestia and Poseidon.

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Hera and Zeus, along with 10 other mythological deities, are referred to as The Twelve Olympians, the core of the Greek pantheon. Hera's six children were Ares, Enyo, Hebe, Eileithyia, Hephaestus and Eris. Jealousy and revenge became one of Hera’s hallmarks. Her rage was frequently aimed at Zeus, his lovers and their offspring. Peacocks and pomegranate are symbols that are often associated with Hera.

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