Aphrodite

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Aphrodite

Roman name- VenusHer palace was on Mount Olympus, and her favorite places on earth were the islands of Cyprus and Cythera, where her holiest temples were located.Goddess of love and beauty.Aphrodite was also famous for her contest with Hera and Athena for the title of “The Fairest.” Aphrodite is famous for her golden girdle, made from the net thrown about her by her husband when he caught her in a tryst with another god. Far from be shamed, she took the net as a symbol of her unique sexuality.Weapon- a girdle of gold and magic. When she wore her magic girdle no one could resist her Favorite things- making people fall in love, Sex, Happiness, Flirting, Peace, and attention.

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Aphrodite's parents were supposedly Zues and Dione. No one knows for sure because she could have been born from sea foam.Aphrodite was married to Hephaestus, but had several other lovers Including Ares, Hermes, and Dionysus. The most well know of all her children is Eros, the god of love and lust. She also had several other children from her various lovers. Aphrodite was the only child of Zeus and Dione.

Even though Aphrodite was married to the ugly Smith God, Hephaestus, it was not by her choice but by arrangement of Hera. Her true love was Ares, the God of War. The two conceived three children: Phobus, Deimus, and Harmonia. They were also said to have been the parents of Eros and Anteros. Another of Aphrodite's greatest loves was a man named Adonis. From his birth, she placed him in the care of Persephone, who also fell in love with him and refused to give him back when the time came. Ares' jealousy eventually caused the death of poor Adonis. Aphrodite is also the mother of Aeneas, a Trojan who supposedly founded Rome. Zeus made her fall in love with Anchises as a punishment, and she warned him never to reveal that Aeneas was her son. Being a mere mortal, he couldn't keep his mouth shut and was stricken with blindness and paralysis.

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Hephaestus was fully aware of Aphrodite and Ares' ongoing affair but could do nothing about. He did, however, conceive a plan to capture them together in a net made of gold and showed them to the other Olympians. Most of them were embarrassed for the two or refused to get involved. Aphrodite ended up sleeping with Hermes as a kind of "thank you" for freeing her. This union resulted in a child named Hermaphroditus.

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