Hera leapt from Olympos to
Lemmnos, home of Hypnos, in one bound. She convinced him to help
her with gifts, offering him the nymph Pasithea. At Ida, Hypnos
took the form of a kymindis bird while Hera seduced Zeus.
Zeus was stricken with desire
for Hera. He caused a bed of clover, crocus, and hyacinth to
spring up for them to make love on and covered them with a wall of
When Zeus feel into an exhausted
sleep, Hypnos went to Troy with the news so that Poseidon could more
openly aid the Greeks.