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.