Hebe (meethologie)

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

Cupbearer tae the gods
Goddess o eternal youth
AbodeMoont Olympus
SymbolChalice, Lettuce, Ivy, Fountain o Youth
Personal Information
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

References eedit

  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.