Aphrodite In Greek Mythology

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In my paper I will be talking about the Greek Goddess Aphrodite ( also known as Acidalia, Cytherea, Pandemos, Cerigo). Aphrodite is a very significant figure in the world of Greek Mythology for her powers of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation and her weaknesses are unfaithfulness, vanity, jealousy and sometimes a bad temper. The tales told of Aphrodite are very different depending upon the source. Despite the different viewpoints, she has been involved in numerous important events and stories throughout Greek mythology. That 's because throughout her life she has been associated with many of her fellow gods and goddesses. Another major reason she is important is because of her love life with several gods which resulted in her having more…show more content…
When she turned up anyway and was refused admittance, she raged and threw a golden apple amongst the goddesses inscribed "To the fairest." The goddesses Hera, Athena and Aphrodite all wanted the apple. Zeus decided that the mortal named Paris would decide who deserved the apple. The three goddesses then visited Paris and he had to decide who was the most beautiful. All the three goddesses offered him something if they choose him. Athena offered him fame and wisdom, Aphrodite offered him the love of the most beautiful mortal women in the world named Helen, and Hera offered him power. Paris choose well obviously Aphrodite. However, when Paris stole Helen from a Greek King and took her to Trojan. He had started the Trojan War. Even though there was a bad outcome for others Aphrodite however did get the golden apple. But something that didn’t benefit her was she joined the Trojan war she got injured and had to go into healing. With all this information comes what symbolizes her. Aphrodite 's symbols were, The Scallop Shell, The Pearl, The Mirror and Girdle, The rose, The Pomegranate, the Dove, Sparrow, and Swan. All these things symbolize who what she has done and who she is. To tell about which some of them symbolize. The Rose which represents beauty. In the legend of Adonis…show more content…
Aphrodite significance to the world of Greek mythology is very different to other gods. How her powers really revolve around who she is and what she did with her life. Aphrodite is a goddess with unique abilities and personality, has a unusual past, an odd diverse family, and some achievements and symbols which really express her. Her abilities and personality are something she has really been able to use to her advantage throughout her life. Something that really gelled how her whole family came to be, by the powers of love making. Which gave her all her lots of children and things to deal with. Not only her family but how she was born is just crazy, from the foam of sea. Anyway Aphrodite life has been one heck of a ride and it’s just so interesting to see who she is in the world of Greek
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