The month of June is probably named after Juno, the wife of Jupiter, and queen of the gods. It was held sacred to her, and was thought by the Romans to be the luckiest month for marriage, since Juno was the Goddess of Marriage. Wherever the goddess went she was attended by her messenger Iris (the Rainbow), who journeyed so quickly through the air that she was seldom seen, but after she had passed there was often left in the sky the radiant trail of her highly-colored robe.
Juno is always represented as a tall, beautiful woman, wearing a crown and bearing a scepter in her hand, and often she is shown with a peacock at her side, since that bird was sacred to her.
Paula Abdul is best known for her hit songs and dancing in the 1990s, and for judging American Idol in the 2000s. Paula Abdul was born in 1962 in California. A natural born dancer, Abdul was selected as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers while in college. She continued her career as a dancer and choreographer and eventually worked with The Jackson 5 before becoming a pop star in her own right during the '80s. After making it big with her debut album,Straight Up, Abdul stayed out of the public spotlight until she joined the judges panel of the immensely popular showAmerican Idolfrom 2002-'10.