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Name:
Aphrodite
Goddess of:
Love, Beauty, Lust
Title:
Divine lady of the Doves
Symbols:
The Dove, seashells, sea foam, mirrors, Girdle, Rose, Lettuce, Apple, Goose, Rabbit
Weapons/Items:
Magical Girdle
Roman Name:
Venus
Consorts:
Hephaistos, Ares, Adonis, Hermes, Poseidon, Dionysos, Anchises (father of Aeneas)
Children:
Siblings:
None
Parents:
Ouranus, The sky itself

  Aphrodite (Greek: Ἀφροδίτη) was the goddess of love, beauty, and desire. In most myths she rose from the ocean after Ouranos's genitals were cast into the sea by his son, Kronos. But in other myths she is the daughter of Thalassa (personification of the sea) and Uranus while in other she is the daughter of Dione and Zeus. Her Roman name is Venus.

Myth Edit

Birth Edit

There are two forms of Aphrodite's birth. The first, and most common, is that after Ouranus was cut apart by Kronus, he threw most of Ouranos' body parts in Tartarus, though as a fail safe he also threw parts into the ocean. These divinities caused the sea foam to turn into a goddess, resulting in Aphrodite. She was clothed by the three Graces.

The second is less used. It states Aphrodite is the daughter of Zeus and Dione.

Adonis Edit

Once while Aphrodite and her son, Eros, were hugging, one of Eros' arrows cut her. She pushed him away thinking it to be nothing. However, she saw a mortal named Adonis, and fell deeply in love with him. However, Persephone also loved him (This was before her kidnapping). The two fought, and Zeus found a solution to this situation. Adonis would spend one third of the year with Aphrodite, one third with Persephone, and the last third with whomever he chose. Adonis was later killed by the Erymanthian boar, which was sent by Apollo as revenge for Aphrodite blinding his son, Erymanthus. Aphrodite held him in her arms, and sprinkled Nectar on him. This caused his blood to become the Anemone genus.Her child with Adonis was Beroe and Aphrodite made her goddess of the city.

Trojan War Edit

Aphrodite somewhat began the Trojan War. It began when Aphrodite tempted Paris to choose her as the fairest goddess with Helen, the fairest mortal of all. He did choose her, which caused war with the gods. Also, because Helen was already married to a ruler of Sparta. The two fell in love, causing not only a problem, but also a war between the Trojans and Greeks

MARRIGE with Hephaistos.

According to a version of Aphrodite's history, because of its immense beauty, Zeus fears that the other gods to begin to fight each other because of it. To avoid this, he forces her to marry Hephaestus, the blacksmith god, humorless and ugly. [13] In another version of the story, Aphrodite marries Hephaestus after his mother, Hera, cast the Olympus, considering the very ugly and deformed to live with the gods. He avenges his mother holding a magical throne built. In exchange for his release, he asked to be given Aphrodite's hand in marriage. [13]Hephaestus is happy to be married to the goddess of beauty and forged for her beautiful jewelry, including cestus, a gold belt that makes it even more irresistible to men. Aphrodite's displeasure with his arranged marriage makes men look for other companies, most often Ares. [41]In the tale sung by the bard in Alcino room, [43] the sun god Helios once spied Ares and Aphrodite enjoying each other secretly in the hall of Hephaestus, and he promptly reported the incident to the Olympic spouse of Aphrodite. Hephaestus to catch the couple in flagrante and so he made a special, thin and strong network as the diamond to catch the illicit lovers. At the appropriate time, this net was thrown and trapped Ares and Aphrodite in a passionate embrace. But Hephaestus was not yet satisfied with his revenge - he invited the gods and goddesses of Olympus to see the unhappy couple. Some commented on the beauty of Aphrodite, others expressed their opinions eagerly trade places with Ares, but all mocked and laughed at the two. Once the couple were loosed, Ares, embarrassed, fled to his homeland, Thrace, and Aphrodite, embarrassed, fled to cyphurs.
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Guardian of Rome  [edit | edit source]

In the Troia destruction, Aphrodite spoke to his son Aeneas pick up his father, his wife and go to Troia. Eneas did as his mother said, and traveled guided by Aphrodite with the Roman name of Venus, wandering in the Mediterranean to reach the Italian peninsula, where his descendants built Rome. This is reported in the epic poem by Virgil, Aeneid, maximum work of Latin literature. [46] From this Roman epic, Venus (Aphrodite in Greek) is now considered the guardian goddess of Rome. One myth recounts that when Juno (Hera in Greek) tried to open the doors of Rome to an invading army, Venus sought to thwart his plans by blocking the way with water.

Lovers

The most important myths of the goddess, as Ares and Adonis, revolve around the love that was the main attribute of Aphrodite. Your first love would have been Nérites, a young god of the ocean that she still loved when he lived in the sea. When Aphrodite came out of the ocean and was living on Olympus, she returned to the sea to seek Nerites for him to live with her. However, God refused to go with Aphrodite. She angry and betrayed, Nerites turned into a mollusk. Zeus would have trying to seduce the goddess as she came out of the sea in Cyprus. But this, frightened by the advances of the god of Olympus, ran. Later, he would have delivered the Zeus of free will, gaining the eternal hatred of Hera, his wife, [57] This, when he learned that Aphrodite was pregnant with Zeus, unkindly put his hand on her stomach, making your child born deformed. This child would be the god Priapus. But other myths say Priapus is the son of Dionysus or Adonis. [58]Other divine loves include Hephaestus, Dionysus, with whom she had a short case they "have everything in common" and with it the child Iaco, [59] Hermes, who had Hermaphrodite, and Poseidon, with whom she was delighted and grateful because he persuaded Hephaestus to release her and Ares, as he took the two together. With Poseidon had Rode and Herófile. [60] [61]Its main consort and longest romance was Ares, being from the Iliad portrayed as his mate. They had seven children: Phobos, Deimos, Harmony and Erotes:. Eros, Anteros, Himeros and Photos, [62] [63] although most myths portray Aphrodite generating Eros alone [64]Among her mortal lovers, the most famous was Adonis, who was regarded as his great love and with whom he had Golgos and Beroe, which gave name to the Lebanese capital. [65] Anchises, Prince of Troy, was another famous love, and some versions of the myth say that Aphrodite fell in love with him as punishment Zeus that she had made the gods fall in love with mortal women. With Anchises took Aeneas and Liros, and soon after the birth of her children, her passion for Anquises disappeared, while continuing to protect you and your children. [66]Among other less famous mortal loves is Phaethon, a man in Athens who has custody of his temple, whom she loved and who had Astínoo. [67] Butes, one of the Argonauts, was saved by Aphrodite, who took him for a isolated island where they made love; Erix she had with him. [68] There is also a Daimon, Chest, who personified the desire, a constant companion of Aphrodite, which was seen in some myths as a daughter of the goddess. However, the authors of this myth does not say who the father breast with Aphrodite.

Sphere of ControlEdit

Aphrodite is the goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, desire, grace, and sexuality. Even though she is only the goddess of love and beauty, she is one of the most powerful Olympians, because she has control over looks, love, and lust.

In early Rome, she was considered a goddess of vegetation. She protected gardens and vineyards but after the Romans met the Greeks, they realized that she wasn't meant to be an agricultural goddess. While the Greeks envisaged her as the proud and vain goddess of beauty, the Romans saw her as the stern forebearer of their country.

Personality and Appearance Edit

Aphrodite is a vain goddess, proud of her looks and disdains ugliness. She is shallow, arrogant and jealous. Aphrodite is also faithless and has had relationships with many gods like Ares, Poseidon, Hermes and Dionysus. She can make anyone fall in love with anyone, even Zeus is not immune to her power. She has tremendous power over lust. She is often depicted as a beautiful young woman, in revealing clothes.

Each divine lover of Aphrodite represents a trait which are desirable to attract women:

  • Ares (Strength)
  • Poseidon (Masculine Power)
  • Hermes (Humor)
  • Dionysus (Pleasure)

Symbols & AttributesEdit

Aphrodite had several sacred animals as well as other attributes below is a small list

Gallery of Symbols and AttributesEdit

Gallery of Images of AphroditeEdit

RelationshipsEdit

  • None or Dione (Mother)
  • Uranus or Zeus (Father)
  • Hephaistos ( Main or sometimes Ex-Husband)
  • Ares (Lover)
  • Aeneas (child by Anchises)
  • Deimos, Anteros, Himeros, Harmonia, Phobos and Pothos (Children with Ares)
  • Eros (while many gods have been listed as Eros' father i.e. Ares, Hephaistos, Hermes, or Aphrodite being born pregnant it is most likely she was a son of Ares)
  • Herophile, Rhodos and Eryx (Children with Poseidon)                
  • Hermaphroditos (Child with Hermes)
  • Priapos (Child with Dionysos (or Zeus in some versions))
  •  Roman name for her is Venus

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