Friday, May 17, 2013

Hera

Alexandra Thomas as Hera

In Battlestar Galactica, Hera Agathon was the first Human/Cylon hybrid. She was the daughter of Human Karl Agathon, and Cylon Sharon Agathon, both of whom were officers on Galactica. Previous attempts at reproduction by the Cylons failed, and they decided that love was a necessary component, so they sent Sharon to make Karl fall in love with her to help her conceive. Hera was born premature, and her parents were told that she died. She was then given a new identity and to another woman to raise. This was done to hide her from any Cylons that might be hiding amongst them. After Her adoptive mother died, Hera was taken to the Cylons where she was eventually reunited with her mother. Hera settled on New Earth, and died as a young woman, but 150,000 years later, her skeleton was found, and it was determined that she was the Mitochondrial Eve, the ancestor of all living humans. 

Hera Tuix was a character in a Star Wars Novel, Yoda: Dark Rendezvous by Sean Stewart. She was a human Padawan during the Clone Wars.

In Star Trek, there was a Federation starship named the U.S.S. Hera.

There is a main belt asteroid named 103 Hera. One of Jupiter's moons, Jupiter VII was once informally called Hera, but now bears a different name.

There is a particle accelerator in Hamburg, Germany named HERA. It is short for Hadron Elektron Ring Anlage.

The name Hera comes from Greek Mythology. She was the wife and sister of Zeus, and she was the goddess of women and marriage. Hera the Goddess was a character in the Marvel Comics Universe, and the Goddess Hera was also referred to as an alien of the same race as Apollo in an episode of Star Trek.

Hera has never appeared in the top 1,000 names in the United States. In 2012, 16 girls were named Hera.

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