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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.

References

  1. Harvey, Sir Paul (1937). The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature, Oxford University Press.
  2. "Juno". Encyclopædia Britannica. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/308353/Juno. 



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