Aphrodite

Most significant goddess in Greek Mythology

Thesis

In Joel Skidmore’s Mythweb.com, Aphrodite is the most significant goddess in Greek Mythology that portrays in image that is intelligence and manipulative but also looks for Vengeance when she thinks is necessary.

Summarize

Some people say that Aphrodite is daughter of Zeus and Dionne, others say that Aphrodite was born from sea foam. She is goddess of love, beauty and fertility. She was also a protectress of sailors. The Trojan prince Paris was asked to judge three Olympian goddesses to see which one was the most beautiful, he chose Aphrodite because she offered the love of the most beautiful woman in the world; Hera tried to bribe him with power and Athena had hoped to bribe him with victory in battles. Helen was under the influence of Aphrodite; influenced her to run off with Paris and caused the war.

Introduction


In the web site it states that Aphrodite took part in the Trojan War because she offered the love of the most beautiful mortal women in the world, but she was married, so Aphrodite had to convince her to leave her husband to run off with Paris who she owed "Helen" to him.

Quote

“Helen recognizes the goddess in disguise and asks if she is being led once more to ruin. For Aphrodite had bewitched her into leaving her husband Menelaus to run off with Paris. She dares to suggest that Aphrodite go to Paris herself. Suddenly furious, the goddess warns Helen not to go too far, lest she be abandoned to the hatred of Greeks and Trojans alike. ‘I'll hate you,’ says the mercurial goddess, ‘as much as I love you now’” (Myth web 1993- 2014).

Explanation

Aphrodite was being manipulative, because she convinced Helen to leave Menelaus and to run off with Paris. Intelligent by going as a maid as a disguise, to not reveal her true identity. Aphrodite is an Avenger( someone who looks for revenge) because when Helen was very disrespectful to Aphrodite she told her that watch what she says or you will be hated by the Greeks and the Trojans, Aphrodite pretty much warned Helen that this will happen. Helen was blamed for the war and hated for that.

Conclusion

Lastly Aphrodite was cause of the war, because if it wasn't for her mischievous plan to get the most beautiful mortal women named Helen to run off with Paris as a reward for Paris choosing her as the most beautiful goddess.

Citation

Scott, Haley. Aphrodite. Fanpop.com. 2013. Photograph. 11/14/14.


Mather, Bill. Helen of Troy. fineartamerica.com. July 10, 2011. painting. 11/14/14.


Eruadan. Helen and Paris of Troy. eruadan.deviantart.com. photogragh. 11/14/14.


Reavy, Pat. Helen and Menelaus. deseretnews.com. September 27, 2007. photograph. 11/14/14.