I praise you, great Hera, fair bride of mighty Zeus,
mother of stout Ares and skillful Hephaestus,
beautiful queen who walks Olympus’ golden halls.
Magnificent temples are yours, glorious goddess;
with libations and festivals are you honored,
Hera, with your fathomless eyes, your even gaze,
your measured step, your poise and grace beyond compare.
To each wedding day you bring joy, most honored one;
by your will do lovers join in lawful marriage,
as partners form a household, begin a family.
Brilliant and strong-willed defender of marriage,
great Hera, I honor you and ask your blessing.
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