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Hera was one of the goddesses who combined their godly essences into the Holy Grail to create a new race. After the goddesses split up, Hera went to Themyscira where she gave birth to the new race under the name of Amazons.
This section of the history takes place during the New 52, between the events of Flashpoint and DC Rebirth. It was later revealed that much of Wonder Woman's history from this time was an elaborate illusion created by the Gods of Olympus to keep her away from Paradise Island. All or part of this section may have been part of that illusion and no longer valid in Rebirth.
Enraged by Zeus's infidelity, she went to Zola's home, and transformed some horses into monsters to attack Zola and have her killed. Her reason for wanting Zola dead was because the young girl was pregnant with Zeus's child.
Hera's rage rose to new heights when it was revealed that Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, also had a child with Zeus; namely Diana. In the middle of a violent storm, Hera descended upon Themyscira to meet Hippolyta face to face. During their conversation, Hippolyta revealed regret that her actions put a divide between them and one between herself and Diana. Hera, on the other hand, revealed how frustrated she was with Zeus, his antics, and her own situation; demanding to know what it was all these mortal women had that she did not before the Amazons appeared, ready to fight her over Hippolyta. Hippolyta, on the other hand, knew the outcome before it happened, but still asked for forgiveness. Hera wished it could be otherwise but ended the confrontation by turning Hippolyta to clay and the Amazons into snakes. Wonder Woman got her revenge on Hera, stating she would spend her days making Hera regret what she had done.
Later on, after Apollo claimed Zeus's throne and became the new king of the Olympians, he banished Hera from Olympus. On Earth, when Zola's baby was kidnapped by Hermes, Hera added insult to injury when she mocked Diana and her companions for their failure. In an angry fit, Zola threw a medical tray at Hera, which injured the goddess. It was then revealed that Hera was not only banished, but also mortal.
Holy anachronisms, Batman!
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- Old God Physiology: Hera belongs to a race of ancient and inconceivably powerful beings known as the Old Gods. Because of this heritage Hera has almost unlimited power.
- Hera's Orbs
- This character is an adaptation of Hera, a character in traditional stories. These include, but may not be limited to religious texts, myth, and/or folk lore. More information on the original can be found at Wikipedia.org.
- Hera was first adapted by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter, first appearing in All-Star Comics #8. However, in the Prime Earth continuity Hera first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Wonder Woman (Volume 4) #1 by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang.
- 51 Appearances of Hera (Prime Earth)
- 10 Images featuring Hera (Prime Earth)
- 3 Quotations by or about Hera (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Hera (Prime Earth)
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