Aphrodite

The goddess of love, beauty, and desire

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Born

Either-

-Daughter of Zeus and Dione

-When Cronus castrated Uranus and tossed his body into the sea, Aphrodite arose from the sea foam on a giant scallop, and then she walked to shore

Gift and Powers

A magical girdle, that her husband made her, that compels anyone she wishes to desire her.

Her powers- very immense and could be absolutely horrible if she wanted them to be. Could curse people, turn people into birds, and do other things of that nature.

Husband and other lovers

Hephaestus

Ares, Dionysus, Hermes, Poseidon, Helios, Adonis, Anchises, and Zeus

Sacred objects

The rose, lily, hyacinth, crocus, narcissus, the swan, dove, sparrow, the myrtle tree, and the dolphin

Enemys

Eos, sirens, Helen, Medea, Ariadne, Phaedra, and Hippoameia

Alliances

Horae, the three Graces (Aglaia, Euphrosyne, Thalia), Flora, and Zephyrus. They all helped with some of her bidding.

Other extra facts

-Children- Eros, Phobus, Demius, and Harmonia

-Roman name- Venus

-Part in the Odyssey- She was found cheating on her husband, and her husband trapped her and Ares in a bronze net that he made, and bowed a bunch of other gods and goddesses to embarrass her

-Lived on Mount Olympus

Citation

"Aphrodite." Greek Mythology. Greek Mythology, 2014. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.

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Aphrodite. Digital image. Major Olympions. Major Olympians- Myth Man, 1995. Web. 28 Oct. 2014. <http://majorolympians.com/aphrodite.html>.


Pontikies, Nick. "Myth Man's Aphrodite." Myth Man's Aphrodite. Major Olympians- Myth Man, 1995. Web. 29 Oct. 2014. <http://majorolympians.com/aphrodite.html>.