Hebe in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
（Ἥβη), the personification of youth, is described as a
daughter of Zeus and Hera (Apollod. 1.3.1.), and is,
according to the Iliad (4.2), the minister of the gods, who
fills their cups with nectar; she assists Hera in putting
the horses to her chariot (5.722); and she bathes and
dresses her brother Ares (5.905). According to the Odyssey
(11.603); comp. Hes. Th. 950), she was married to Heracles
after his apotheosis. Later traditions, however, describe
her as having become by Heracles the mother of two sons,
Alexiares and Anticetus (Apollod. 2.7.7), and as a divinity
who had it in her power to make persons of an advanced age
young again. (Ov. Met. 9.400, &c.) She was worshipped at
Athens, where she had an altar in the Cynosarges, near one
of Heracles. (Paus. 1.19.3.) Under the name of the female
Ganymedes (Ganymeda) or Dia, she was worshipped in a sacred
grove at Sicyon and Phlius. (Paus. 2.13.3; Strab. viii.
At Rome the goddess was worshipped under the corresponding
name of Juventas, and that at a very early time, for her
chapel on the Capitol existed before the temple of Jupiter
was built there; and she, as well as Terminus, is said to
have opposed the consecration of the temple of Jupiter.
(Liv. 5.54.) Another temple of Juventas, in the Circus
Maximus, was vowed by the consul M. Livius, after the defeat
of Hasdrubal, in B. C. 207, and was consecrated 16 years
afterwards. (Liv. 36.36 ; comp. 21.62; Dionys. A. R. 4.15,
where a temple of Juventas is mentioned as early as the
reign of Servius Tullius; August. de Civ. Dei, 4.23; Plin.
Nat. 29.4, 14, 35.36, 22.) - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman
biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.
Hebe in Wikipedia
In Greek mythology, Hēbē (Greek: Ἥβη) is the goddess of
youth (Roman equivalent: Juventas). She is the daughter
of Zeus and Hera. Hebe was the cupbearer for the gods and
goddesses of Mount Olympus, serving their nectar and ambrosia,
until she was married to Heracles, (Roman equivalent:
Hercules); her successor was the young Trojan prince Ganymede.
Another title of hers, for this reason, is "Ganymeda." She
also drew baths for Ares and helped Hera enter her chariot.
In Euripides' play Heracleidae, Hebe granted Iolaus' wish to
become young again in order to fight Eurystheus. Hebe had two
children with her husband Heracles: Alexiares and Anicetus.
In Roman mythology, Juventas received a coin offering from
boys when they put on the adult men's toga for the first