"Monsters are real my darling Valentina, but they are not who you think they are. They are kind hearts who are not well understood, the real evil in in this world are men who try to demonize these poor souls."
Juno was born as Valentina Castillo in 1708, Florence. Her mother was the daughter of a wealthy noble and her father was a renowned artist. She had an older brother named Mikael, who had no intention in being friendly with her. Not much is known about her father, but her mother Marie Anna was a popular socialite among her peers. The birth of Juno meant the opportunity to use her daughter to join a new family with more popularity.
Since birth Juno was groomed into being the perfect bride for the perfect suitor. Maria Anna was very beautiful, and Juno carried most of her attributes well. She was tall with a narrow frame, which gave her mother grief seeing as men lusted for shorter plump ladies, her hair was long and always tediously pulled into intricate designs low on her head, her skin kept lily pale, and her irises pits of black. Many men came to gaze upon Juno's innocent beauty, but none dared ask for her hand in marriage. By the time she was 12 her mother had became increasingly angry with her daughter's lack of lovers.
It was Maria Anna who decided to seek out the help of a witch for her child, going deep into the woods in order to find lady Belladonna. Bella agreed to help the Castellos, but only in exchange for Maria Anna's next child. They agreed on the terms and Bella gave them a love potion to lure in wealthy men from around the world.
It only took 3 days for the first suitor to arrive, a prince of a small unknown country who offered gold and riches in exchange for 12 year old Juno. Prince Lexington was promptly married to her and they took a honeymoon to a secluded castle in the same woods Bella lived in. That's where Juno learned who she married. He revealed that all the treasures he presented to the Castillo's were fake, his story of being a prince also highly fabricated. He had only wanted to marry Juno because her beauty captivated him and he wanted no more than to kill her.
Lexington bound Juno, torturing her slowly over the course of 7 days. That's when Bella heard Juno's screams and cries, her morales forcing her to help the child.
After murdering Lexington Bella took young Juno away, recognizing her talent for witch craft. Within a year Juno had learned everything Belladonna knew, in two years she perfected her craft, and in three she became a master witch. Her magic was spell based, luring the magical properties from her ingredients with soft lullabies was her secret. Magic was gentle, no matter its purpose.
Juno's paradise only lasted until her 19th birthday. That's when the townsfolk decided to ransack the woods and found the two witches living there. They promptly dragged them into Florence, where they were burned at the stake for their witch craft.
That's when Juno woke up. Hundreds of years later she woke in a pine box, dragging herself from the earth. Someone had big plans for her, she just wasn't at liberty to know yet...