Aphrodite: Goddess of love & beauty
Aphrodite had a strange birth. She was born out of sea foam when the blood of Uranus dropped into the ocean. She was born near her chief center of worship, Paphos.
The changeable seas taught Aphrodite a great amount of colors and movement. She used them to inspire love. At times Aphrodite could be almost transparent or she could be richly hued. She perfected her charms and all under the guidance of that god, Eros. This god was the one who first led Night into the arms of Erebus. Eros considered Aphrodite to be his special project. Whenever Aphrodite's foot touched tender grasses sprouted and flowers bloomed.
She became a master at flirting in words, smiles, and glances. She learned to flatter when necessary and tease when effective.
Facts & interesting information
- Aphrodite was the Godess of love & beauty.
- Aphrodite is one of the twelve gods.
- She is the daughter of Zeus & Dione.
- Aprodites abode (home) was Mount Olympus.
- Her symbols are dolphin, rose, scallop shell, mytrtle, dove, sparrow, girdle, Dionysus, Adons, & archises.
- She was married to Hephaestus, but she had many other loves.
The poet Hesiod said that Aphrodite was born from sea foam, but Homer believed that she was the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Aphrodites roman name was Venus this hence the famous armless statue known as the Venus de Milo. Aphrodite involved herself on several occasions with the affairs of mortal heroes.