Camp Halfblood and the tale of Thomas
Queen of the Gods; Goddess of Women, Marriage, and Childbirth
Intermediate Deity (Greek Pantheon)
Symbol: Heifer, Peacock
Home Plane: Mount Olympus (Empire State Building, 600th floor)
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Portfolio: Children (especially girls), Family, Queenship, Women, Fertility
Worshipers: Children, Pregnant Women, Women in Labor, Married Women, Queens
Cleric Alignments: Any Lawful
Domains: Law, Trickery, Protection
Favored Weapon: Mace
“Next to [Zeus] sat a beautiful woman with silver hair braided over one shoulder and a dress that shimmered colors like peacock feathers.”
- The Titan’s Curse, by Rick Riordan
“She was tall and graceful with long hair the color of chocolate, braided in plaits with gold ribbons. She wore a simple white dress, but when she moved, the fabric shimmered with colors like oil on water.”
- The Battle of the Labyrinth, by Rick Riordan.
Hera is Zeus’ wife, the Goddess of Marriage, also referred to as the Queen of Heaven. We first meet her in her twenty-foot-tall form in The Titan’s Curse, but Percy doesn’t get to talk to her until The Battle of the Labyrinth.
Hera is known for not liking heroes that much, although when questioned about it she says that her “little spat” (a.k.a trying to kill him multiple times) with Hercules was only because he was Zeus’ child. For reasons unknown to Percy and the others, she helps them on their quest by granting a wish, but gives an indirect answer. In Greek myths she is also known for trying to kill Hercules during his labors. In myths she is often punishing women for having affairs with Zeus. Hera is also said to have indirectly caused the Trojan War, by claiming the Apple of Discord along with Aphrodite and Athena.