Goddess Symbols:


Goddess Symbols
and Sacred Objects
of Hera

Goddess symbols, individualized for each goddess, were incorporated into the worship of the ancient goddesses, were often worn as jewelry, and also used in the household decor as talismans to seek the goddesses special gifts, blessings, or protection.  A large number of goddess symbols have survived in statuary and other works of art.

Many of the goddess symbols come from the legends surrounding a specific goddess and were "characters" in her story. Other goddess symbols  were derived from the rituals used  in the ancient rites of worship of these pagan goddesses.

Hera (also known as the Roman goddess Juno) is often represented by symbols associated with her regal, yet generous, behavior.  It is not surprizing that many of our icons representing love and marriage are derived from the ancient goddess symbols of Hera. 


goddess symbols Hera


Goddess Symbols of Hera

General:   Milky Way (our galaxy), the seasons of the year, diadem (diamond crown) or tiara, spas and baths
Animals: Peacock, cow, eagle, crabs, snails and other creatures with shells
Plants:   Lily, poppy, stephanotis, cypress, coconut, iris, white rose, waterlily, maple trees, and all white flowers
Perfumes/Scents:   Rose, iris, myrrh, civet, jasmine, patchouli and stephanotis
Gems and Metals:   Silver, pearls, garnet, citrine, amber, diamond, platinum, and star sapphire
Colors:   White, royal blue, purple, rose, dark green, silver, and grey

Be sure to read the stories and see the  goddess symbols that follow them.

Goddess Quiz: Hera

Goddess Quiz: Hera

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