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Hebe was the cupbearer of the gods and also goddess of eternal youth.
—Homer

Hebe is a Mount Olympus character in Hesiod and Homer's myth. She débuts, with her appearance in around 700 B.C. and usually ends at around the 9th Century.

Hebe was the cupbearer of the gods and also goddess of youth in Greek Mythology.

HistoryEdit

Hebe is a deity, the daughter of Zeus and Hera. Hebe in ancient Greek religion, is the goddess of youth (Roman equivalent: Juventus). She is the daughter of Zeus and Hera. Hebe was the cupbearer for the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus, serving nectar and ambrosia, until she was married to Heracles; her successor was the divine hero Ganymede. Another title of hers, for this reason, is Ganymeda. She also drew baths for her brother Ares and helped Hera enter her chariot.

Hebe was supposed to have the power to give eternal youth, and in art is typically seen with her father in the guise of an eagle, often offering a cup to him. This depiction is seen in classical engraved gems as well as later art and seems to relate to a belief that the eagle (like the phoenix) had the ability to renew itself to a youthful state.

FamilyEdit

Alcmene
 
 
 
Zeus
 
 
 
Hera
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heracles
 
Hebe
 
 
Hephaestus
 
Ares
 

Notes:

  • Solid lines denote parent-child blood relationships
  • Dashed lines denote marriage relationships that result in offspring
  • denotes the deceased
  • Heracles' dad was Zeus.
  • Hebe married Heracles.

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NotesEdit

  • Hebe was a loyal wife and did not cheat on Heracles.

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