She nurtured her younger brothers, Poseidon, Hades and Zeus to adulthood and eventually chose Zeus to be her consort. He is father to her four children, including Hebe. (Her fifth child, the dragon Typhaon, who eventually married Echidna, was conceived by parthenogenesis.)
Zeus was an unfaithful husband but Hera remained protective of her lineage. She generally tried to stop his affairs with other Gooddesses and mortal women, then if this failed tried to destroy the children of these unions.
The well-known ancient Greek 'hero' Herakles was the offspring of Zeus and Leda. After Hera failed to destroy him by setting him 12 near-impossible tasks, she changed her tactics. She made him immortal and married him to her own daughter Hebe, thus cleverly perpetuating her matrilineage.
Hera is all-seeing and, as such, is patron Gooddess of peacocks, who fan out their tail feathers to reveal many eyes.
Healthy:You are both strong and compassionate - a true matriarch. You like to be in charge, to organise, but are loyal to friends and family, and care for others deeply. You are aware of your influence and hold others in your spell with your charisma. You are a good communicator, motivator and promoter. You are a champion and a protector. Others turn to you for direction and decision making, and your judgements are very fair.
You earn respect by being honourable, and others recognise your authority. You are determined and action-oriented, with an inner drive and a can-do attitude.
Uh oh:You want others to depend on you, to come to you for everything, but they feel swamped by you and wish you would let them be more independent. Your standards for yoursylph and others are unrealistically high. You are critical and severe, creating antagonism and dissatisfaction. You are afraid to let go of control and can be confrontational and bullying, making everything into a test of will and refusing to back down.
If you do not let the Gooddesses into your life, you become matronising, overbearing, imperious, and high-handed. You are overcome by delusional jealousy and possessiveness, becoming competitive, destructive, violent and sadistic.