Juno (mythology)

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Juno (Latin: Iūnō), in Roman mythology, is the wife of Jupiter and the queen of the gods. She was later identified with the goddess Hera, the wife of Zeus in Greek mythology.[1] She was the goddess of marriage and childbirth. She was called Juno Regina ("Queen"). She was the patron goddess of Rome and a protector of the state. With Jupiter and Minerva, she was part of the Capitoline triad of gods.[2]

Juno, Roman goddess and Hera, Greek goddess, are the same person just believed to be different.

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  1. Harvey, Sir Paul (1937). The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature, Oxford University Press.
  2. "Juno". Encyclopædia Britannica.