Aphrodite was the goddess of love, desire, beauty, and joy.

Aphrodite of Gabi, A. Santini, 9/23/14

Aphrodite means "foam", because she was "born from the foam of the sea" and her Roman name was Venus.

Aphrodite's symbols

Aphrodite's symbols were the rose, dolphin, scallop shell, dove, and a sparrow.

Aphrodite's Family

she was married to Hephaestus, the God of blacksmith, her mother was Dione and her father was Zeus. She was the mother of Eros, a cupid-like god, and many more.

Fun Facts!

·Gods wouldn't marry her because they were scared of war between the gods. To avoid war, Zeus married her off to Hephaestus.

·Aphrodite caused the Trojan war. When Peleus married Thetis, every god/goddess was invited to the ceremony except for her. She was offended and embarrassed. So, she placed a golden apple on a table with the words "for the fairest" on it. The goddesses argued about who deserved the apple. The three finalists (Aphrodite, Hera, and Athena) decided the judge should be the most handsome mortal in the world- A Trojan named Paris. All of the goddesses bribed him. Hera, the queen of Olympus, said she would help him rule the world. Athena, the goddess of war, would make triumphant in battle. But Aphrodite guaranteed the love of the most beautiful woman in the world. Her name was Helen, and was married to the king of Sparta. Paris gave Aphrodite the prize and she helped him marry Helen. Helen's husband and his brother trained a Greek army to go get his stuff back. This is what started the Trojan war.

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