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Hebe


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A personification of the standard Greek word for ‘adolescence, puberty’ (hence too epheboi). Hebe is normally a daughter of Hera and Zeus. She is often mentioned and depicted as cupbearer of the gods and as bride of Heracles; this marriage is always viewed from the perspective of the groom, to whom it brought reconciliation with Hebe's mother Hera, a home on Olympus, and eternal youth (i.e. godhead).

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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