CLAS 220 Unit 6 Discussion post assignment.
Juno and Callisto
Juno and Callisto, illustration for Guillaume T. de Villenave, Les Métamorphoses d’Ovide (Paris, Didot 1806–07). Jupiter rapes Callisto, and she gives birth to a son shortly after being exiled and for this offense. Juno turns her into a bear, which denies her the ability of speech in the transformation. Callisto herself has not hurt Juno, and if Juno had seen her struggle against Jupiter, she likely would have pitied her.
Juno Complaining to Oceanus and Tethys About Callisto
After Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617) -Juno Complaining to Oceanus and Tethys About Callisto, from Metamorphoses by Ovid - 1590. Juno complains about Callisto, despite the fact that Callisto was in fact a victim of rape by Jupiter.
Dispute between Jupiter and Juno
Anonymous after Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558 - 1617). The Dispute between Jupiter and Juno over Which of the Two Sexes Finds Greatest Pleasure, ca. 1615. From Metamorphoses. Engraving on wove paper. Although her husband Jupiter was the king of the Gods, Juno was very intelligent, and not afraid of an argument.
Jupiter and Semele
Gustave Moreau (1826–1898), Jupiter and Semele (1889-95), oil, dimensions and location not known. Wikimedia Commons. In another example of Juno's retribution on Jupiter's mistresses, she decides that to deal with Semele, she will disguise herself as Semele’s old nurse and real Jupiter's true identity. She suggests that Semele ask Jupiter to reveal himself in his full divine glory, knowing that this will destroy her.
This is an illustration of when Juno catches Jupiter once again in an affair with another woman in Metamorphoses. She typically was very vengeful when she discovered one of mistresses, and she was shift to dole out punishment. Ovid Illustrated: the Reception of Ovid's Metamorphoses in Image and Text--Univ. of Virginia Electronic Text Center.
Juno is fond of cuckoo, cows, and lions. She was fond of pomegranate's, because of their symbolism of love and fruitfulness in marriage. her messenger Iris acted as a key player in many of her vengeful acts against Jupiter's Lovers. Most often, Juno is depicted with children in happy scenery with her husband, as well as with a sceptre or veil to represent her warlike qualities and favor of marriage. "Roman and Greek Gods." Roman and Greek Gods and Goddesses ***. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2017.