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Zeus and Hera I found the relationship between Zeus and Hera both paradoxical and intriguing Zeus unlike the Jewish Christian or Islamic God is not omniscient or all-powerful He did not create the universe he is a by product of it Perhaps this is one of the reasons for his fallibility he comes out of chaos and chaos permeates his marriage He is a lustful divine God continuing looking for his next sexual escapade with any attractive being both divine and human alike he even has an eye for young boys This seems to follow the convention of Greek society of men having much more sexual freedom then women of that era Through his progeny Zeus enriched the heavens and earth with lofty being such as Eunomia Lawfulness Dike Justice and Eirene Peace According to our book Classical Mythology Zeus is considered the most ethically developed Olympian 137 a statement that is laughable It seems that Hera is a resentful and malicious wife she cannot directly confront her more powerful husband and brother so she gets her revenge by attacking those who Zeus impregnates and the offspring of his extra material liaisons What is a scorned Goddess to do She is second in stature in the Olympic pantheon yet she does not get the respect such a lofty position deserves She can turn to no court for recourse so she does what she can hurt those who are causing her pain Hera should have plenty of targets to exact her retribution on Zeus reportedly had over 115 couplings that we know of 140 These lovers along with the offspring produced will keep her busy for a long time to come
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