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About AphroditeAphrodite is the goddess of love and beauty. It is said that Aphrodite was born when Cronus cut his father Uranus and his blood went into the ocean and began to churn and foam Aphrodite came from within the foam. She is also the mother of many children and with many differrent people. Aphrodite is one of the 12 major Greek Gods. In Roman tradition she is known as Venus.

She had the power to affect a number of emotions in both humans and gods.


Drawing of Aphrodite

Sketch of Aphrodite along with many of her symbols

MythAphrodite(Venus) fell in love with Adonis who was a mortal Ares(Mars) became jealous so he turned himself into a wild boar and gored Adonis to death with his tusks.Venus wept over Adonis’ body her tears made roses grow on earth. The flower anemones came from Adonis’ blood. Adonis went to the underworld; Pluto was the god of the underworld his wife Persephone(Proserpina) fell in love with Adonis. Aphrodite(Venus) went to the underworld to retrieve Adonis, but Persephone(Proserpina) did not want Adonis to leave. The two goddess went to Zeus(Jupiter) to make a decision. Zeus(Jupiter) decided that Adonis should spend one third of the year with each goddess and for the remaining third of the year Adonis could chose whom he wished to stay with. Adonis did as Zeus(Jupiter) decided and chose to live with Aphrodite(Venus) for the remaining third of the year. Thought the goddess obeyed Zeus’s(Jupiter’s) decision they remained enemies.

Painting of Aphrodite

Relief of Aphrodite

Statue of Aphrodite located in Paris France

Aphrodite is the goddess of love one of her symbols is a dove

Symbolsthe sea, dolphins, doves, swans, pomegranates, sceptres, apples, myrtle, rose trees, lime trees, clams, scallop shells, and pearls.

By: Sabrina Mann