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9/14/2018

Myth of Aphrodite

Aphrodite

Aphrodite was the Goddess of Love. Homer describes her as the daughter of Zeus  and Dione, daughter of Epimethius. But Hesiod, another Greek poet , thought that she was born of foam and married to Hephaestus, the lame craftsman of Olympus. She was the mother of Aeneas by Anchises. She was associated with love, beauty and pleasure but she could be equally cruel to destroy those who denied her significance. She was the mother of Eros (Cupid). She fell in love with Ares, the God of war, and also with Adonis. In Virgil’s “Aeneid” she helps Aeneas find a suitable country for his tribe

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