Aphrodite

By Cody Zakeri

Aphrodite

The greek goddess for love, beauty, and sexuality; whose roman half's name is Venus. She was born when the Titan king Cronos cut up his father and threw him in the ocean; the body parts floated and started to foam from the foam arose Aphrodite.

Aphrodite has had many lovers

Zeus originally betrothed Aphrodite to Hephaestus the god of fire and crafts (not very handsome) and later in mythology Aphrodite was said to have affairs with Poseidon, god of the sea; Ares, god of war; Anchises, a Trojan prince; and some others.

Aphrodite is said to have been a cause of the Trojan War

Aphrodite promised Paris Helen's hand in marriage

But, Helen was already married and the queen of Sparta therefore, when Paris stole Helen the king Menelaus was not pleased and declared war on the city of Troy, where paris lived.

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