Aphrodite Greek Mythology

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Aphrodite is the goddess of beauty, love, pleasure, and procreation. According to myth, there is more than one story about her origin. One of the myths was that she was born when Cronus cut off Uranus 's genitals and threw them into the sea. His genitals were then carried over the sea for a long time and white foam arose and within it a girl grew. Her name was Aphrodite which means ' 'foam- arisen ' '. Another myth was that she was the daughter of Zeus and Dione. She was born near her chief center of worship in Paphos on the island of Cyprus. She was also know as the lady of Cythera and Cyprus, they were the two cult cities which claimed to have been her birthplace. Aphrodite had multiple powers, but her main power was making people fall in love with her. She had a magic girdle that when she put it on, it made man fall in love with her at first sight. She also had the power to affect multiple emotions in both humans and gods, which led her to have many powers. She also had the ability to make other people fall in love with each other, and make anything beautiful or lovely. Since Aphrodite was so beautiful, the gods feared that she might interrupt the peace and cause a war among them. So Zeus being her father, he married her to Hephaestus the god of blacksmith. Zeus married Aphrodite to him because of his…show more content…
The apple was meant for the fairest one of all, and she threw it among the three goddesses, Aphrodite, Hera, and Athena, and they all claimed it. Zeus delegates the choice to a mortal, Paris. The three goddesses want the apple of discord and bribe Zeus for it. Hera, offers him supreme power, Athena offers him fame, wisdom, and glory in battles. Aphrodite offers him something he couldn’t resist, the love of Helen of Troy, the most beautiful mortal woman in the world. He chooses Aphrodite 's offer and prizes her with the apple of discord. Helen, was already married to the king of Sparta, so when Paris abducted her, they caused the famous Trojan

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