Zeus realized he needed another approach. So he appeared to her in the guise of a bedraggled, rain-soaked cuckoo. Hera saw the poor bird and kindly brought him into the shelter of her bosom to warm and dry him. He thus shamed Hera into marrying him.
How did Zeus marry Hera?
Zeus finally became enamored of the goddess who was to become his permanent wife — Hera. When Hera took pity on the bird and held it to her breast, Zeus resumed his true form and ravished her. Hera then decided to marry him to cover her shame, and the two had a resplendent wedding worthy of the gods.
How did Zeus betray Hera?
Zeus disguised himself so that he could have an affair with Semele. Hera found out about the affair and she decided to have her revenge. She disguised herself as a nurse and tricked Zeus to show himself in his true form to Semele. When he turned into his true form his thunder and lightning killed Semele.
Does Hera ever cheat on Zeus?
Hera was the queen of Olympus, wife of Zeus, and deity associated with family, women, and children. But Hera and Zeus didnt have the most harmonious of marriages. In fact, Zeus tricked Hera into marrying him, kicking off a lifetime of infidelity and revenge stories involving the mythological couple.