A Month of Devotional Thought — Hera, Day 24

To Hera of the Heights Hera Acraea Mistress of the heavens, The winds and the clouds are yours to command Lady of the zephyr and the gale, the showers and the downpour. Iris of the rainbow is your messenger. Grant us fair weather from your peacock throne. That we may offer you wine and aromatic…

A Month of Devotional Thought — Hera, Day 22

Today’s topic is music that reminds me of Hera. And the two songs that remind me the most of her are both by the band STYX, and specifically by former member Dennis DeYoung. These are “Song for Suzanne” and “Babe”, both of which seem to refer to Mr. DeYoung’s wife Suzanne. Both songs speak to the…

A Month of Devotional Thought — Hera, Day 20

While yesterday’s post was on what I particularly like about Hera, today’s is the opposite. What about Hera do I find particularly problematic? For me, the thing which I find about Hera to be problematic is that a goddess who can be so caring can also be extremely vindictive — often seeming to be taking…

A Month of Devotional Thought — Hera, Day 19

Today’s post is about the quality in Hera that I most admire. And I think that quality is her unflinching commitment to her role as protector of her family and desire for honesty within it. Although people have sometime misinterpreted this desire as simple jealousy and spitefulness, I see this as only a surface interpretation.

A Month of Devotional Thought — Hera, Day 18

Today is one of the more interesting, as well as one of the most difficult posts of the month. The reason for this is that it is about how Hera relates to gender and sexuality, both from historical and UPG sources. There does not seem to be anything in historical sources that Hera had any…