Love, Beauty, Pleasure, and Procreation.
- Born of the sea foam created by the mutilation of Uranus by his son Kronos adorned in birth with pearls scallop shells and clams.
- Son of Zeus
- Her eyes were as blue as the sky, her skin as fair as the white sea-foam from which she came, and her hair as golden as the yellow rays of the sun.
- When she stepped from the water upon the beach, flowers sprang up under her feet; and when she was led into the assembly of the gods, every one admired and loved her.
- Zeus mandated she must be married at once (in an attempt to quell any conflicts over her) and awarded the goddess to his son, Hephaestus, god of the forge.
- Her most notable lovers were the gods Ares, Dionysius, Hermes, Poseidon, and the mortal, Adonis.
- Plants sacred to her are myrtle, poppy, rose, and apple.
- Could talk to birds - mostly doves and swans