Seeing through this little plan, ZEUS made an exact replica of HERA from clouds. The cloned HERA was called NEPHELE. She was very life-like and Ixion was completely fooled. Having been caught out, ZEUS tied him to a flaming wheel and sent him off for everlasting punishment in the Underworld.
This left NEPHELE very confused. As she could not be un-created, and kept being mistaken for HERA, she tried to avoid further bewilderment by weeping in corners. But that didn't work as passing Gods kept asking: "What's the matter HERA?"
ZEUS got a bit fed up with it all and married her off to ATHAMAS, the most stupid king in the world, making her Queen of Boeotia. It went well at the start but after two children NEPHELE got the miseries again and kept turning into a drizzling cloud.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
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