"Aeneas is not described under more consternation in the Temple of Juno"
Aeneas and his Father Fleeing Troy - Credit: Simon Vouet
In Greek mythology, Aeneas is a Trojan hero, son of the prince Anchises and the goddess Aphrodite. Virgil’s Aeneid
tells how Aeneas, after surviving the sacking of Troy, is commanded by the gods to flee. He gathers a group, collectively known as the Aeneads, who travel to Italy, and became progenitors of the Romans.
Juno (Rome) or Hera (Greece) is Aeneas’ chief antagonist. She opposes Aeneas because she sided with the Greeks in the Trojan war, and because he is fated to found an empire that will destroy her favorite city, Carthage. She uses her supernatural powers to try to thwart Aeneas, bringing storms, love and war to bear against him, and raging against her inability to alter fate.