Through centuries of expansion and growth of the Greek empire, many things changed. Forms in sculpure, text, government, pottery, housing and orenmentation continued to shape the Greek lifestyle. As daily life shifted, the architecture in which life took place altered accordingly. With the development of the Greek orders grew in use and popularity, temples grew in size and grandeur. Architects pushed boundaries and attempted to contend against one another for the most proportional, ornamented, and grand structures for their Gods. However, not all attempts at a unique structure were successful. The Temple of Hera I in Paestum is an example of the variation from typical Greek Orders that perplex historians today. In this site, I will examine how the patron Goddess Hera, symbolism, stucture, form, and history create no common treads to other Doric Temples with the same patron Goddess. In comparison of the Temple of Hera I at Paestum and the Temple of Hera at Olympia, it will become evident that althrough the intention of the Temple of Hera I was to influence future architects, it became the only of its kind.