Greek Mythology

Thesis Statement

In Joel Skidmore’s Mythweb.com, Aphrodite is the most significant goddess in Greek Mythology that portrays an image love and fertility but also protective when necessary.


On the website Mythweb.com Aphrodite was the goddess of love, beauty and fertility. She was also a protector of sailors.

The poet Hesiod said that Aphrodite was born from sea-foam. Homer, on the other hand, said that she was the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Aphrodite was one of the most important roles in the Trojan War. She protected her son and some of the sailors during this war.



For example, one affair that Aphrodite had was a son named Aeneas who started her problems in the Trojan War.

On Joel Skidmore's Mythweb.com it mentions,"The Greek hero Diomedes, who had been on the verge of killing Aeneas, attacked the goddess herself, wounding her on the wrist with his spear and causing the ichor to flow”(Skidmore).

This shows that because Aeneas caused trouble for Aphrodite because while Diomedes tried to kill him his mother tried to protect him and ended up getting wounded, which led to Helen which caused even more problems in the Trojan War.

To conclude Aphrodite is the most significant because if it wasn’t for her the Trojan war wouldn't be told the same.

Aphrodite: Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty