Hera and Herakles
Zeus fell in love with the mortal woman Alkmene. She had Zeus'
child and he was called Herakles. Hera was so jealous of the
child, she stopped
him becoming a king by delaying the day of his birth so that
a different woman's child became king. She also placed two snakes
in the baby Herakles' cot. Herakles survived
by strangling the two serpents. Even at such a young age Herakles
had superhuman strength.