Juno is a goddess, the wife of Jove and therefore queen of the gods. She loves Dido and Carthage, acting as a patron for that city. She also loves the Latin people and Turnus. (In Virgil's day, she was worshipped as the patron goddess of the Roman Empire.) She often sends her messenger, Iris, the goddess of the rainbow, to deal with affairs on earth. Juno is Aeneas's main antagonist throughout the Aeneid. She hates the Trojans for a number of personal, rather petty reasons, including the fact that the Trojans Ganymede and Paris had once offended her pride. She is a wrathful, proud and vicious force, tirelessly harassing Aeneas and the Trojans, even though she knows that she can't ultimately stop them from achieving their fate.
Juno Character Timeline in The Aeneid
The timeline below shows where the character Juno appears in The Aeneid. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...and Mars, will be born, and Romulus will found Rome, which will endure indefinitely. Even Juno will change her mind and love Rome. Eventually, Julius Caesar will bring peace—he will close... (full context)
...so accidentally closes Turnus within the Trojan walls. Pandarus throws his spear at Turnus, but Juno diverts it. Turnus brutally kills Pandarus and many other Trojans, strengthened by Juno. (full context)
...march to the battlefield, not to fight but to accompany their leaders for the duel. Juno, watching from a nearby mountain, speaks to Turnus's sister Juturna, a nymph of lakes. Juno... (full context)