A surname of Hera, which was believed to have been given her by Temenus, the son of Pelasgus. He had brought up Hera, and erected to her at Old Stymphalus three sanctuaries under three different names. To Hera, as a maiden previous to her marriage, he dedicated one in which she was called pais (παῖς); to her as the wife of Zeus, a second in which she bore the name of teleia (τέλεια); and a third in which she was worshiped as the chera (χῆρα), the widow, alluding to her separation from Zeus.



  • Pausanias. Description of Greece viii, 22.2.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.