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9/14/2018

Myth of Aeneas


Aeneas was a mortal , the son of Aphrodite (Venus) and Anchises. Anchises was a descendant of Dardanus, Zeus’s son with the Pleiad Electra. Aphrodite thought that was superior to other Gods and Goddesses including Zeus because all of them were subject to her love-spell. Zeus was not happy with Aphrodite's sense of superiority. He created a strong desire in Aphrodite for Anchises, a handsome young shepherd. Aphrodite went to him in the guise of a maiden and made love to him. Aeneas was the result of that union. He lead the Trojan survivors of their ruined city to their destined home in Italy , and thus , was the founder of the Roman Empire. He is the Hero of  Virgil’s “Aeneid”.

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