Heraion of Argos


Heraion of Argos lies between Argos and Mycenae, on the slopes of a hill called Aetovouno or Euboea. It is considered the center of the cult of Hera, whom Homer called “Argive Hera”. The sanctuary was built around the middle of the 8th century BC, at a location overlooking the Argolid plain, initially serving as a religious center of the wider area, and since the early 7th century BC as an official religious center exclusively serving the City of Argos. The cult of Hera was a mystery cult, primarily celebrating the Hekatomboia.