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Hebe

Hebe
* Title: Hebe, by Antonio Canova. Sculpted 1800-1805. * Location: Hermitage, St. Petersburg * Notes: Hebe was the goddess of youth, daughter of Zeus and Hera. She was also cupbearer to Zeus (hence the jug she bears in this statue).Photographer Mak Thorpe, taken 1999.

Daughter of Zeus and Hera the goddess of youth, her job is primarily the cupbearer for the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus, serving their nectar and ambrosia, until she married to Heracles; her successor was the young Trojan prince Ganymede. She also drew baths for Ares and helped Hera enter her chariot.

Hebe granted Iolaus’ wish to become young again in order to fight Eurystheus. Hebe had two children with her husband Heracles: Alexiares and Anicetus.

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