Today I will share with you a poem I wrote myself quite a while ago for the Hera devotional of Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
O Cow-Eyed Hera, Resplendent Queen,
Whose regal might can by all be seen,
Who rules the Gods and mortal men,
Beauteous and wrathful, again and again!
Born to Rhea as Daughter of Kronos,
But by the design of Ge and Ouranos,
Was released from ill fate by Mighty Zeus,
Who freed his siblings, who set them loose.
Once he saw you he burned with desire,
He fell in love and wished to acquire
You as his beloved and eternal spouse,
Sharing with you his bed and his house.
Thus it is that you became,
Patron of Marriage, of unending fame,
Protectress of the blushing brides,
In whom every one of them confides.
O Loud-Thundering Zeus’s splendid wife,
Mother of rain, who nourishes life,
Whom Gods and Men hold in the Highest Renown,
You are adorned with jewels and a golden crown!
I pray this poem has been pleasing,
To You, O Golden-Throned Queen of All,
May Your blessings be ever-increasing,
O Mistress who holds all in thrall!