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Poor Io Now she mourned her brother which made her mooing even sadder than beforeZeus appealed to me Have pity on herWhy dont you change her back I askedI cant-Cant Id never heard him say that word beforeYou know there is a law among us Zeus continuedNo immortal even I can undo what another of us did It was you who changed her Only you can change her back Dear wife do this one thing for he84 He asked me with such feeling that I could not refuse This is how Orgel in one instance described Hera changing Io one of many women Zeus had an affair with into a cow Zeus was only one of Heras several problems she faced daily Her strengths were known as leadership and being a loyal wife even with her hatred in the direction of Zeus But she was also known to have the weaknesses of cruelness vanity and jealousy She is one of the six children from Cronus and Rhea and plays a massive role in mythological stories that are applicable in todays societyAuthor Philip describes how everything started as Cronus was the youngest of the Titans the children of Gaia and Uranus Uranus hated his children and hid them in Mother Earth Causing her great raged against him In revenge she made Cronus a sickle and encouraged him to kill his father When he had done so he then married his sister Rhea but fearful that his own children might rise against him he swallowed them as soon as they were born first Hestia then Demeter Hera Hades and Poseidon However when her sixth child Zeus was due Rhea gave birth to him at the dead of night and entrusted him to the care of her mother Gaia She gave Cronos a stone to swallow in the babys stead When Zeus was grown he asked to be made Cronos cupbearer He mixed his father
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