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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureMythology & Folklore · 1 decade ago

does anybody knoe wat Aphrodite is?

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  • Kinka
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    1 decade ago
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    Aphrodite, in Greek mythology, the goddess of love and beauty and the counterpart of the Roman goddess Venus. In Homeric legend she is said to be the daughter of Zeus and Dione, one of Zeus's consorts, but in the Theogony of Hesiod she is described as having sprung from the foam of the sea, and etymologically her name may mean “foam-risen.” According to Homer, Aphrodite is the wife of Hephaestus, the lame and ugly god of fire. Her lovers include Ares, god of war, who in later mythology was represented as her husband. She was the rival of Persephone, queen of the underworld, for the love of the beautiful Greek youth Adonis.

    Perhaps the most famous legend about Aphrodite concerns the cause of the Trojan War. Eris, the personification of discord—the only goddess not invited to the wedding of King Peleus and the sea nymph Thetis—resentfully tossed into the banquet hall a golden apple on which were inscribed the words “for the fairest.” When Zeus refused to judge between Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite, the three goddesses who claimed the apple, they asked Paris, prince of Troy, to make the award. Each goddess offered Paris a bribe: Hera, that he would be a powerful ruler; Athena, that he would achieve great military fame; and Aphrodite, that he should have the fairest woman in the world. Paris declared Aphrodite the fairest and chose as his prize Helen of Troy, the wife of the Greek king Menelaus. Paris's abduction of Helen led to the Trojan War.

  • 1 decade ago

    APHRODITE (a-fro-DYE-tee; Roman name Venus) was the goddess of love, beauty and fertility. She was also a protectress of sailors. Daughter of Dione and Zeus (Zeus slept around)

    The poet Hesiod said that Aphrodite was born from sea-foam. .

    When the Trojan prince Paris was asked to judge which of three Olympian goddesses was the most beautiful, he chose Aphrodite over Hera and Athena. The latter two had hoped to bribe him with power and victory in battle, but Aphrodite offered the love of the most beautiful woman in the world.

    This was Helen of Sparta, who became infamous as Helen of Troy when Paris subsequently eloped with her. In the ensuing Trojan War, Hera and Athena were implacable enemies of Troy while Aphrodite was loyal to Paris and the Trojans.

  • 1 decade ago

    In Greek mythology, Aphrodite is the goddess of love, beauty and sexual rapture.

    Also in music

    Godfather of Jungle

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Greek Goddess of love.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Aphrodite isn't a "thing" , she' s a person. She is a Greek mythological woman who couldn't be resisted by gods or mortals. This is also where the Aphrodisiac came from. For the Romans she is the eqivalent to Venus, or even Cupid.

    Source(s): www.pantheon.org
  • 1 decade ago

    Goddess of Love

  • one
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Greek goddess of beauty and love, same goddess known as Venus in Roman mythology.

  • 1 decade ago

    Greek Goddess related to love.

  • 1 decade ago

    Greek Goddess of love and sexuality.

  • 1 decade ago

    Greek Goddess of Love and Sex

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