The peacock was Hera’s sacred animal.
Once, Zeus, the king of the gods, fell in love with Io, a priestess of Hera. Jealously, his wife Hera asked from Zeus to bring her the young girl- and when he brought her, Hera immediately transformed Io into a cow.
Afterwards, Hera gave the transformed girl to her servant Argos, an all-seing monster that had hundred eyes all over his body. His mission would be to guard Io.
Zeus felt sorry for Io and tried to help her. Therefore, he called his messenger Hermes and gave him the order to kill Argos. Hermes approached the monster and started playing the flute to hypnotize him. Soon the monster fell into a deep sleep and Hermes took a stone and destroyed him.
However, Hera knew all about the plan and had already removed the eyes of Argos the day before. So after Argos’ death, Hera transferred all his eyes to the tail of a peacock to thank and honor her servant.
Interesting Fact: When the sunlight hit peacock feathers, the colors of the tail will look different every time you change angle. It is the same reason most male peacock court and do the the tail dance in broad daylight.
"I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then" by Julia Murakami, 2013 from the series “Once Upon A Time”, Alu-Dibond, lambda print under acrylic glass, signed and dated on the back, edition of 3 (+1 AP), 19.7 x 27.6” | 50 x 70 cm
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Golden earrings with stones and glass
These earrings shows the Egyptian Atef crown and underneath a heart shaped pendant. They are 1.6 by 7 cm big.
Greek, Hellenistic, 3rd or 2nd century BC.
Source: Metropolitan Museum