Aphrodite is the Goddess of beauty, love, joy, and desire

Michele Delattre, http://orias.berkeley.edu/visuals/polytheism/album.html


Aphrodite is " Born from the sea foam" and her Roman name is Venus. Her powers and responsibilities consist of making people have natural beauty and to give them find true love.Aphrodite had no childhood, they say that she was born as an adult, and infinitey desirable. She is one of the few Gods of the greek pantheon to be actually married, she is frequently unfaithful to her husband. Aphrodite came floating in and on a scallop shell, when she cross, she was hailed as cyprican, and is referred to become Aphrodite.


Her symbols consist of doves, dolphins, a rose, scallop, shell, myrtle, sparrows, girdle, mirrors, and a swan.

Family Relations

Aphrodite was married to the lame smith Hephaestus, the Olympian God of the Iron, but her heart was devoted to Ares, the God of War, with whom Aphrodite was having a passionate, but secret love affair.Aphrodite gave birth to Eros, the winged cupid of love and was often accompanied by him. Other children of Aphrodite were Himeros (desire), Pothos(desire), Phobos(fear), Deimos (terror), Armonia (Harmony) and the Nymph Rhode.

Fun Facts!

Aphrodite was said to have the girdle with magical powers that was responsible for people falling in love.Aeneas, a Trojan hero, was Aphrodite’s son to Anchices, the prince from Dardania. She has no child with her husband Hephaestus.In another famous legend Aphrodite cast a spell on Pasiphae, the wife of King Minos. The spell caused Pasiphae to fall in love with a bull and the result of this union was the monstrous Minotaur, a man-eating monster with the head of a bull on the body of a man. The Minotaur was eventually killed by Theseus.

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