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9 Facts About Juno

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Juno is an ancient Roman goddess, the protector and special counselor of the state.

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She is a daughter of Saturn and sister of the chief god Jupiter and the mother of Mars and Vulcan.

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Juno also looked after the women of Rome.

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Her Greek equivalent was Hera.

Hera is the wife and one of three sisters of Zeus in the Olympian pantheon of Greek mythology and religion.

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Her Etruscan counterpart was Uni.

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As the patron goddess of Rome and the Roman Empire, Juno was called Regina and, together with Jupiter and Minerva, was worshipped as a triad on the Capitol in Rome.

The Roman Empire was the post-Roman Republic period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia.

A tutelary is a deity or spirit who is a guardian, patron or protector of a particular place, geographic feature, person, lineage, nation, culture or occupation.

Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom and sponsor of arts, trade, and strategy.

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Juno's own warlike aspect among the Romans is apparent in her attire.

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She often appeared sitting pictured with a peacock armed and wearing a goatskin cloak.

The peafowl include two Asiatic bird species and one African species of bird in the genera Pavo and Afropavo of the Phasianidae family, the pheasants and their allies, known for the male's piercing call and, among the Asiatic species, his extravagant eye-spotted tail covert feathers which he displays as part of a courtship ritual.

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The traditional depiction of this warlike aspect was assimilated from the Greek goddess Hera, whose goatskin was called the 'aegis'.

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