Aphrodite By Kaztor McCormick

Aphrodite's traits:

Loving-Aphrodite was the Olympian goddess of love. (theoi.com)

Affectionate-Aphrodite had a son, Eros, whom she loved dearly. (greece.mrdonn.org)

dishonest-Aphrodite would often insist, the things that went wrong were not really her fault. (greeve.mrdonn.org)

theme of aphrodites myth:

"Ouranos (the Sky) came, bringing on night and longing for love, and he lay about Gaia (the Earth) spreading himself full upon her. Then the son [Kronos] from his ambush stretched forth his left hand and in his right took the great long sickle with jagged teeth, and swiftly lopped off his own father's members and cast them away to fall behind him ... and so soon as he had cut off the members with flint and cast them from the land into the surging sea, they were swept away over the main a long time: and a white foam spread around them from the immortal flesh, and in it there grew a maiden. First she drew near holy Kythera, and from there, afterwards, she came to sea-girt Kypros, and came forth an awful and lovely goddess, and grass grew up about her beneath her shapely feet. Her gods and men call Aphrodite, and Aphrogeneia (the foam-born) because she grew amid the foam. (theoi.com)

DISCUSSION STATEMENT:the myth that Aphrodite emerged from sea foam is a better myth than the one about her father being Zeus and her mother being Dione.


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