Hera : Goddess of Love, Romance and Humor

La Deesse Hera photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbera. License under wikimedia commons.
La Deesse Hera photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbera. License under wikimedia commons.

The Goddess Hera has as her domain love, romance, and humor. She is a Greek goddess and her worship has existed for centuries. Often referred to as ‘The Queen of Heaven,’ she takes her rightful place as a protector and champion of women. In my opinion this makes Hera not just a goddess for our time, but for all time.

Patricia Telesco in her book 365 Goddess says “Hera rules the earth, its people and the hearts of those people. Using creativity, Hera nudges star-crossed lovers together, chaperones trysts and helps struggling marriages with a case of spring twitterpation!” Many of us remember her from History class. The Ancient History website talks about “Hera (Roman name: Juno), wife of Zeus and queen of the ancient Greek gods, represented the ideal woman and was goddess of marriage and the family….Hera herself was notable as one of the very few deities that remained faithful to her partner and she therefore came to symbolize monogamy and fidelity.”

Goddess Hera : Crystals

  • Amber – This is technically not a stone but a hard resin. Therefore it is also available is oil or paste form.
  • Citrine – A light yellow stone that is a form of quartz. It is useful in spells for love and healing.
  • Garnet – Traditionally used in wedding rings, garnet is a stone of marriage and passion.
  • Rose Quartz– This rosy pink manifestation of quartz is great to use for love and friendship. It is also wonderful used around children and pets.
Hera temple photo by Jos Dielis. Licensed under CC 2.0
Hera temple photo by Jos Dielis. Licensed under CC 2.0

Goddess Hera : Herbs and Oils

There are many sacred herbs and oils that you can use to honor the Goddess Hera. In my book Love Magic, I talk about how the Lily is ” said to be ruled by the goddesses Venus and Juno [Hera,] making it useful for many different types of love and marriage spellcrafting. When carried just picked from the garden, it is reported to protect you from negative love magics being performed against you.”

  • coconut oil
  • civet oil
  • gardenia
  • jasmine
  • lily
  • patchouli

These herbs and oils can be used as offering to Hera. Alternatively you can use these in your spellwork to bring about a deeper connection to the Goddess. For more information on Goddess Worship please see my book 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess. If you have enjoyed what you read here please remember to share, like, and comment on this post.

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