The Ionian Islands (Modern Greek: Ιόνια νησιά, Ionia nisia; Ancient Greek, Katharevousa: Ἰόνιοι Νῆσοι, Ionioi Nēsoi; Italian: Isole Ionie) are a group of islands in Greece. They are traditionally called
A major factor in the well-known tragedies surrounding Heracles is the hatred that the goddess Hera, wife of Zeus,
had for him. A full account of Heracles must render it clear why
Heracles was so tormented by Hera, when there were many illegitimate
offspring sired by Zeus.