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Title: Queen of the gods

Greek name: Hera

Month: June
Relations: Wife of Jupiter
Mother of Mars
Mother of Vulcan

English word Junoesque means a large beautiful woman.


Juno was the wife of Jupiter and queen of the gods. She was the goddess of women and marriage. Her bird was the peacock.

The Romans believed that every man had a spirit that looked after him all his life. This was called his genius. Some people believed each man had both a good genius and a bad genius. Women didn't have a genius, they had a juno instead.

The first day in each month (the Kalends) belonged to Juno.