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Paris declared Aphrodite the fairest and chose as his prize Helen of Troy, the wife of the Greek king Menelaus.
Probably of Near Eastern origin, Aphrodite was identified in early Greek religious belief with the Phoenician goddess Astarte and was known under a variety of cult titles, including Aphrodite Urania, queen of the heavens, and Aphrodite Pandemos, goddess of the whole people.
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  Aphrodite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aphrodite was associated with, and often depicted with dolphins, doves, swans, pomegranates, apples, myrtle, rose and lime trees.
Alternatively, Aphrodite was a daughter of Thalassa (for she was born of the Sea) and Zeus.
Aphrodite was one of the gods to be mocked by Momus, which resulted in his expulsion from Olympus.
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 Aphrodite
In Homer's Iliad, Aphrodite was born from the union of Zeus with the Titan goddess Dione.
Aphrodite was one of the most unique of the Greek deities in the freedom of her sexual life.
Aphrodite, the beautiful maiden who attracts the attention of the most powerful of the gods only to decline him, refuses to be controlled by her marriage to Hephaestus--she will not be denied freedom in the area of her dominion.
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 Aphrodite, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Aphrodite and Adonis had a daughter, whose name was Beroe 5 (also called Amymone 2), though sometimes she is said to be the daughter of the TITANS Oceanus and Tethys [Nonn.41.153-155, 42.66].
Aphrodite would often help young people in love: Atalanta, a virgin huntress who remained always under arms, used to force her wooers to race before her and if she caught them she would put them to death, but if anybody would survive she would marry him.
But Aphrodite could be harsh toward those who defied her: Theseus, king of Athens and Troezen, had a son by an Amazon, Hippolytus 4, who would not worship Aphrodite, and thus aroused the goddess wrath against himself.
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 Aphrodite - Crystalinks
Aphrodite, in many of the myths involving her, is characterized as vain, ill-tempered and easily offended.
Aphrodite was outraged at her success and told her to go to a field where golden sheep grazed and get some golden wool.
Alternatively, Aphrodite turned her into a tree and Adonis was born when Theias shot the tree with an arrow or when a boar used its tusks to tear the tree's bark off.
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 Aphrodite
Because Aphrodite was the goddess of the act of love she was portrayed, according to the custom of that time, as a naked or a draped figure, holding in her hand a dove, her favorite bird.
Aphrodite was very moved by the beauty of the child, and she gave him to Persephone to bring up.
On another occasion Aphrodite developed a great passion for Anchises, a Trojan prince who watched his herds on Mount Ida. She wished him to fall in love with her, and going to him she claimed to be the daughter of the king of Phrygia, who had been abducted and left on the mountainside by Hermes.
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 Aphrodite, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Aphrodite and Adonis had a daughter, whose name was Beroe 5 (also called Amymone 2), though sometimes she is said to be the daughter of the TITANS Oceanus and Tethys [Nonn.41.153-155, 42.66].
Aphrodite would often help young people in love: Atalanta, a virgin huntress who remained always under arms, used to force her wooers to race before her and if she caught them she would put them to death, but if anybody would survive she would marry him.
But Aphrodite could be harsh toward those who defied her: Theseus, king of Athens and Troezen, had a son by an Amazon, Hippolytus 4, who would not worship Aphrodite, and thus aroused the goddess wrath against himself.
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 Aphrodite
Aphrodite could not be contained in a single relationship, though, and spread her favors liberally among divine and mortal males.
Ares and Aphrodite were the laughingstock of heaven then, naked and damp, their limbs entangled in each other's and in the golden web that held them.
As for Adonis, it was said that Aphrodite fell in love with his youthful beauty and hid him in a chest that she gave to Persephone for safekeeping.
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 Aphrodite / Venus
Aphrodite had a festival of her own, Aphrodisiac, which was celebrated all over Greece but particularly in Athens and Corinth.
Alternatively, Aphrodite was a daughter of Thalassa (for she was born of the Sea) and Zeus.
Aphrodite was very protective of her son, Aeneas, who fought in the Trojan War.
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 Aphrodite: Goddess of Love
In Homeric legend Aphrodite was forced to marry the ugly god of fire, Hephaestus, with this marriage, she had hoped to reach the freedom she needed instead of being controlled.
Aphrodite had Eros persuade Psyche to fall in love with a monster (Eros really), so he hid his identity from her, for she believed him to be hideous.
Aphrodite, born of the sea, daughter of Zeus and Dione, wife of Hephaistos but consort of Ares, was goddess of sexual love, beauty, and fertility.
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 CULT OF APHRODITE 1 : Ancient Greek religion
In classical sculpture Aphrodite was usually portrayed as a naked or partially disrobed women, often with arms drawn in a futile gesture of modesty.
"On the summit of the Akrokorinthos [the acropolis of Korinthos] is a temple of Aphrodite.
After this is the sanctuary of Aphrodite, into which enter only a female verger, who after her appointment may not have intercourse with a man, and a virgin, called the Loutrophoros (Bath-bearer), holding her sacred office for a year.
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 APHRODITE : Greek goddess of love & beauty ; mythology ; pictures : VENUS
Aphrodite was so much charmed with the beauty of the infant, that she concealed it in a chest which she entrusted to Persephone; but when the latter discovered the treasure she had in her keeping, she refused to give it up.
Aphrodite possessed a magic girdle which had the power of inspiring love and desire for those who wore it; hence it was borrowed by Hera when she wished to stimulate the love of Zeus.
Stasinus of Cyprus or Hegesias of Aegina, Cypria Fragment 6 (from Athenaeus 15.
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 Aphrodite
Aphrodite's fl form and warrior-aspect are best understood as vestiges of her one-time role as a terrrible goddess, long since suppressed in her popular cult.
is otherwise attested as an epithet of Aphrodite.
Aphrodite's role as an Erinys, like her role as Comaetho, confirms her intimate relation to the soul, a role which is crucial to understanding the ultimate significance of the terrible goddess, for it is as a departing "soul" that the goddess assumes her terrible aspect while threatening the world with destruction.
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 Aphrodite. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-07
It was to Aphrodite that Paris awarded the apple of discord, which caused the dispute leading ultimately to the Trojan War.
Worshiped throughout Greece, she was the goddess of love, marriage, and family life; she was also worshiped as a war goddess, as at Sparta, and as a sea goddess and patroness of sailors.
Aphrodite had important cults at Cythera on Crete, at Paphos and Amathas on Cyprus, at Corinth, and at Mt. Eryx in Sicily.
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 Aphrodite, Goddess of Romance and Beauty
One legend was that Aphrodite was the daughter of the Titan Uranus, formed from his genitals that had been severed and tossed into the sea by his son Cronus who was in the process of usurping his father's throne.
Aphrodite, goddess that she was, felt she had married below her "class" since Hephaestus was decidedly "blue collar" even though he was a god.
Aphrodite insisted upon an "open marriage" (at least for her) and indulged in numerous love affairs with both mortals and other gods.
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 Aphrodite
Even though Zeus's queen Hera and Aphrodite are on different sides in the Trojan War, the goddess of love loans Hera her magical girdle in order to distract Zeus from the fray.
Hesiod's reference to Aphrodite's having been born from the sea inspired the Renaissance artist Botticelli's famous painting of the goddess on a giant scallop shell.
In any case, Aphrodite's primary function was to preside over reproduction, since this was essential for the survival of the community.
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 Aphrodite
According to Hesiod, she was born when Uranus (the father of the gods) was castrated by his son Cronus.
After her birth, Zeus was afraid that the gods would fight over Aphrodite's hand in marriage so he married her off to the smith god Hephaestus, the steadiest of the gods.
Aphrodite was originally an old-Asian goddess, similar to the Mesopotamian Ishtar and the Syro-Palestinian goddess Ashtart.
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 Aphrodite * The Immortals * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
The Trojan War was, of course, not Aphrodite’s fault but her love for Alexandros, and her meddling caused considerable misery and death among both armies.
Diomedes lunged at Aphrodite and his pitiless bronze spear tore through the robe that the Graces had carefully woven and cut the flesh of her immortal palm.
After being freed, Aphrodite went to her sacred precinct on the island of Kypros where she was bathed by the Graces and Ares went Thraceward.
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 Aphrodite
Soon after Aphrodite arrived on Olympus, Zeus gave her hand in marriage to Hephaestus, fearing she would be the cause of a fight between the gods.
Aphrodite's son was Eros, who went about with his quiver of arrows and his bow.
As Aphrodite Urania (Celestial Aphrodite) she was the goddess of ideal love; as Aphrodite Benetrix she protected marriage, and as Aphrodite Porne was the goddess of lust and the patroness of courtesans.One of the most celebrated events in mythology is the birth of Aphrodite.
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 Aphrodite
Aphrodite was married to Hephaestus, the deformed god of fire.
Aphrodite and Ares decided to take advantage of his absence and were in bed together.
Aphrodite was also famous for her contest with Hera and Athena for the title of “The Fairest.” All three bribed the judge of the contest, Paris of Troy.
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 APHRODITE: What Greek Goddess Are You? Find Out @ BellaOnline
Aphrodite is the Goddess that all young girls pray to, to bring them the man of their dreams.
Aphrodite is admired and sought after for the freshness that she represents.
Aphrodite formed from the sea foam, emerging as an adult from the ocean.
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 Greek Mythology: Aphrodite
Aphrodite lived on Mount Olympus with the other supreme deities and was married to the homely craftsman-god, Hephaestus.
She was said to have been born from the foam of the sea (hence Botticelli's much-reproduced painting of the goddess floating on a seashell).
Aphrodite sized Paris up and decided he would be more impressed with the guaranteed love of the most beautiful woman in the world.
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 Aphrodite
Poseidon, who was totally captivated by Aphrodite's beauty saw this as an opportunity to acquire some of her attention for himself.
It is Aphrodite who usually carries the blame for bringing about the start of the Trojan War.
It seems that all the Olympians were invited to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis except Eris, the goddess of discord and her brother Ares.
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