Hera - Goddess of Women and Feminine Power

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Hera - Goddess of Women and Feminine Power | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
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  • Attributes: Goddess of women, feminine power, and marriage
  • Symbols: Cow, lion, peacock
  • Place: Greece.

Hera's Statue | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, PaganismAmong the most jealous Goddesses, the Goddess Hera has a remarkable prominence. She is Zeus's sister and wife, but she did not love him. She married him because she was ashamed of the rape she suffered when she pretended to be a wounded bird.

In images and statues, Hera appears as a solemn and majestic figure with a crown on her head. She is a rebellious Goddess who does not bow to her husband's will. She acts of her own free will.

She makes the head of other Gods and Goddesses to thwart her husband's evil plans over and over again, and though she sometimes looks evil, we can feel the Great Mother represented in her with excellence: the one which, if provoked, can bring destruction.

As a Goddess of Marriage, she values monogamy and dedication to one another. Her hatred for Zeus was largely due to frequent betrayals. Once blinded by rage, Hera even pursued the women with whom her husband betrayed her.

Although she has notoriety within the Greek Mythology for being the wife of Zeus, the worship of this Goddess is much older than her husband's. It comes from a time where the Goddess and woman were strongly worshiped everywhere primarily by being able of generating life.

Creator of the stars

Hera has many traits in common with other Goddesses of the ancient world, such as Demeter, her sister, who was also a Greek Goddess, because of her fertility.

The Greeks say that the Milky Way was created by the milk that she poured while she nursed Hercules, son of Zeus and Alcmene, a mortal.

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Summoning Hera

Reminder:
There are no rules or ready-to-use recipes to summon any Goddess in Wicca. The summoning rite comes from within the self. When we study each Goddesses' myth and symbols we can have suggested some ways to summoning them.
Despite being confused with the Goddess Juno, each one has their own characteristics. Yet both can be summoned to aid in problems in marriage, in the preparation of a marriage, or - this case is more specific for Hera - to get rid of one that is bad and to strengthen feminine power and independence.

Therefore the same ritual made for Juno can be made for Hera. But keep in mind the differences between the Goddesses and see what you and your situation identify with most.

Necessary items:
  • A handful of silver coins (if you have real silver coins is better)
  • A goose feather
  • Red wine or grape juice
  • A bowl or glass filled with 1/3 of water
  • A plate or a tray
It is not necessary to perform the ritual in the moonlight, but it is preferably done during any day of the Full Moon period. Relax and purify yourself as you normally would for any other ritual. When you are ready, chant the following verse:

“Protecting Goddess of the Sacred Feminine, Protect Me and My Destiny”

Throw the coins in water one by one and try to think about what situation you ask for the guidance and protection of the Goddess and in what situations you have proved strong and worthy to receive it.

When they are finished, pour the wine / juice into the water and meditate on your answers in silence.
Whisper your gratitude to the feather and drop it into the water. This feather becomes energized with your desires so keep it as a reminder of your blessings and when your request is fulfilled release it in the wind.

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