Let me take you on a journey through the sands of time into ancient Greek mythology.
What do you think of when you hear the names of “Hebe” and “Heracles”?
Let me introduce you to both of these gods/giants because soon after I will bring them into our reality…
Intriguing? Yes it is…so read on!
Who is “Hebe”?
Hebe was Greek the goddess of youth, daughter of Zeus and Hera. She served nectar and ambrosia to the Olympians and later married Heracles, with whom she had two children, Alexiares and Anicetus. Her name comes from the Greek word for youth, and it was believed that she had the ability to restore youth.
There were several versions of the tale of how she was born. In one version of her story, she was the legitimate child of Zeus, the king of the gods, and Hera, the queen of the gods. In another version of her story, her mother, Hera, simply became pregnant with her while she was eating some lettuce leaves while she was having dinner with Apollo, a fellow Olympian. As she grew older, she became the “Cupbearer of the Gods”, which essentially means that she was responsible for serving the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus their drinks, particularly the nectar that they so loved. She also assisted Hera with various tasks, such as helping her onto her chariot.
Who is “Heracles”?
Heracles is known to be one of the most celebrated heroes in Ancient Greek mythology. He was the son of Zeus and his mortal lover, Alcmene. Hera, Zeus’s wife, became jealous and seemed to have taken it out on Heracles. Despite that, Heracles thrived. One of his most famous tales is how he completed the Twelve Labors, but he was also associated with other stories. Another being the tale of how he got together with his wife, Hebe!
Heracles was renowned for his extraordinary strength, courage, ingenuity, among other things. Together with Hermes, he was the patron and protector of Gymnasia and Palaestrae
Heracles Becomes Immortal
Because Heracles had a mortal mother, he was considered a demigod. He did have certain powers and was particularly known for his strength. He was granted immortality at a special ceremony on Mount Olympus. However, there are conflicting accounts as to how he earned this immortality in the first place. Some indicated that he earned it through his heroic deeds and other accounts track it to a specific incident. Either way, the stories do agree that he was given immortality later on in life and that Hera, his longtime nemesis, wasn’t pleased.
Hebe and Heracles Get Married
Accounts of Heracles and Hebe show that the pair got married after he was given immortality. This marriage further displeased Hera because it took her daughter, Hebe, away from Mount Olympus and into the arms of a man that she detested. Not only that, but Hebe did a lot to assist Hera and because Hebe wasn’t around, she could no longer be there for Hera. To make matters worse for Hera, when Heracles and Hebe were married, Heracles was given the gift of eternal youth, which further sparked Hera’s contempt.
Despite the fact that Hera wasn’t pleased when the pair got together, Hebe and Heracles had a great marriage and the two had children together. Once Hebe left Mount Olympus, Zeus found someone else, the beautiful youth Gandymede, to be the Cupbearer of the Gods. Hebe went from being treated like a servant on Mount Olympus to being in a happy marriage with one of the greatest heroes of Greek mythology.
Keeping it real!
Now that you know a bit more about these two great giants, allow me to introduce another two giants based off of them. After researching, I have put together some crystals that would aid in the process of anti-aging and protection. 2 bracelets with 2 distinct functionalities!
Intoducing “HEBE Chris-Tal Youth Bracelet” and “Heracles Chris-Tal Protection Bracelet”
HEBE Chris-Tal Youth Bracelet:
Consisting of 8 anti-aging healing crystals – Amethyst, Aquamarine, Citrine, Clear quartz, Labradorite, Mookaite, Rose Quartz and Black Tourmaline
HERACLES Chris-Tal Protection Bracelet:
Consisting of 8 protection healing crystals – Black Tourmaline, Labradorite, Lava Stone, Black Onyx, Hematite, Obsidian, Amazonite, Smoky Quartz
Amethyst – Helps to provide physical, emotional, and mental equilibrium. Good for balancing hormones, immune system, and nervous system and reducing stress. It also flushes out toxins that contribute to aging. A higher chakra crystal, Amethyst is a Third Eye and Crown Chakra gemstone that naturally ejects stress hormones from the body. It enhances Health, Beauty and Clarity. Amethyst is a natural tranquiliser, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities.
Citrine – Assists in bringing about joy, happiness, and abundance. Good for the digestive system, tissue regeneration, and heart health. It energises every area of life, improves your motivation and encourages self-expression. Invigorates and encourages rejuvenation and wellbeing.
Aquamarine – Has calming energies that quiet the mind and reduce stress. It protects against pollutants. It soothes your fears and encourages taking responsibility for your-self as well as breaking old worn self-defeating programs. Also known as the Stone of Mermaids due to its effect of retaining youthfulness. A gorgeous gemstone that also helps the wearer dispel stress by clearing frustrations, Aquamarine is also a protective stone. It activates the higher heart and throat chakra when programmed as a gem elixir.
Clear Quartz – Helps with your quality of life, by regulating energy and mental focus. A purification stone that is said in some quarters to be the ultimate crystal for reversing aging and retaining the fountain of youth. It also helps clear the free radicals, dead cells in the skin and negative energy. Good for heart health.
Mookaite – Can help you to change your beliefs about the inevitability of aging and degeneration. It helps you to feel younger by raising your vibrations and changing your attitude to life and thoughts about aging.
Labradorite – A powerful anti-aging crystal that not only slows aging, but also increases the production of youthful hormones such as Elastin and Collagen. It is also a useful companion throughout the aging process, imparting strength and perseverance. Labradorite is one such gemstone that also puts you in a trance-like-state to dispel your distresses. When used to program the base chakra, labradorite also activates the Third Eye Chakra.
Rose Quartz – Yet another heart chakra stone that increases blood circulation, Rose Quartz is a quintessential beauty stone. When used on the mid-chakras, Rose Quartz also increases self-love and breaks distress hormones in the body. It enhances Love, Harmony and Positivity. Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace.
Black Tourmaline – An excellent gemstone that breaks the toxins that clog your facial and skin pores, black tourmaline harmonizes and balances multiple chakras of the human body. Using gem elixirs, black tourmaline also ensures psychic protection that keeps the wearer protected from pigmentation-related aging processes. It cleanses, purifies and forms a protective shield around the body and dispels negative energy. It also protects against EMF’S, a natural stress aid. It banishes feelings of being a victim, attracts inspiration, compassion and prosperity. It is known to protect against cell phones, and strengthen the immune system. Black Tourmaline also guards against environmental pollutants.
Black Tourmaline – Cleanses, purifies and forms a protective shield around the body and dispels negative energy. It also protects against EMF’S, a natural stress aid. It banishes feelings of being a victim, attracts inspiration, compassion and prosperity. It is known to protect against cell phones, and strengthen the immune system. Black Tourmaline also guards against environmental pollutants.
Obsidian – Obsidian is truth-enhancing. A strongly protective stone, it forms a shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attack and absorbs negative energies from the environment. Obsidian draws out mental stress and tension.
Labradorite – Enhances serenity, clarity, imagination. A stone of transformation, Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. Excellent for strengthening intuition – promoting psychic abilities.
Lava Stone – Enhances strength, passion, Creation. Lava Stone is a grounding stone that strengthens one’s connection to Mother Earth. It gives us strength and courage, allowing us stability through times of change. It provides guidance and understanding in situations where we may need to “bounce back”. A calming stone, it is very useful in dissipating anger.
Onyx – Enhances objectiveness, spirituality, meditation. Onyx gives strength. It promotes vigor, steadfastness and stamina. Imparts self-confidence, helping you to be at ease in your surroundings. Onyx banishes grief, enhances self-control and stimulates the power of wise decision-making.
Hematite – Enhances optimism, courage, stability. Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite is also good for working with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration.
Amazonite – is a soothing stone, calming the brain and nervous system and aids in maintaining optimum health. It also balances the masculine and feminine energies. It soothes emotional trauma, alleviating worry and fear. Dispels negative energy, aggravation and blockages within the nervous system. Amazonite assists in manifesting universal love. Amazonite, blocks geopathic stress, absorbs microwaves and cell phone emanations, and protects against electromagnetic pollution. Amazonite is beneficial in osteoporosis, tooth decay, calcium deficiency and calcium deposits. It relieves muscle spasms.
Smoky Quartz – Enhances Endurance, Pride, Perception. It gently neutralises negative vibrations and is detoxifying on all levels, prompting elimination of the digestive system and protecting against radiation and electromagnetic smog. Smokey Quartz disperses fear, lifts depression and negativity. It brings emotional calmness, relieving stress and anxiety.
Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. I gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.