Hebe (meethologie)

In Greek meethology, Hēbē (/ˈhbi/; Greek: Ἥβη)[1] is the goddess o youth[2] (Roman equivalent: Juventas).

Hebe
Cupbearer tae the gods
Goddess o eternal youth
Canova-Hebe 30 degree view.jpg
AbodeMoont Olympus
SymbolChalice, Lettuce, Ivy, Fountain o Youth
Personal Information
ConsortHeracles
ChilderAlexiares an Anicetus
ParentsZeus an Hera
SiblinsEileithyia, Eris, Ares, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Dionysus, Hermes, Heracles, Helen o Troy, Hephaestus, Perseus, Minos, the Muses, the Graces
Roman equivalentJuventas

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  1. Frae Proto-Indo-European *(H)iēgw-eh2-, "youth, vigour" (see R. S. P. Beekes, Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Brill, 2009, p. 507).
  2. "Hebe's name... means 'Flower of Youth'. She was another version of her mother in the latter's quality of Hera Pais, "Hera the young maiden," observes Karl Kerenyi, The Gods of the Greeks 1951:98.