Greek God: Aphrodite

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Aphrodite (Venus, Afrodite, Cytherea) is the goddess of love in Greek and Roman mythology. She is seen as one of the most beautiful goddesses and no being has ever been able to resist her advances. Her natural beauty was what made it nearly impossible for a mortal to be able to turn a blind eye to her wiles. She has a multitude of siblings, including but not limited to Apollo, Ares, Hermes, Heracles, Athena, Eris, Pandia, and Artemis. Her origin has been debated for centuries. In one story, she is the daughter of the king of gods, Zeus and the Titan goddess Dione...

This origin is a direct result of the promiscuous personality of Zeus and his desire to engage with different goddesses and mortals. The other origin story introduces the Titans Cronus and Uranus. In this story, Cronus tears off the genitals of Uranus and throws them into the sea, where Aphrodite appeared from the jaws of a giant scallop. From this latter origin, Aphrodite gained the title of goddess of sex and attraction. Aphrodite has had many lovers, although her only husband has been the Greek god Hephaestus, who is the god of blacksmiths, fires and volcanoes. She is also promiscuous in nature and had an affair with her brother Ares while she was married to Hephaestus. Her many loves have consisted of Adonis, a youth of Cyprus and Anchises, a young shepherd that Aphrodite bore a son for, as well as a young boy named Aeneas. Aphrodite is said to be the parent of Eros (Cupid), the god of love, who was often a companion or intermediary for the goddess. In many stories Aphrodite uses her femininity and beauty to attempt to derail other gods and mortals. One story included the huntress Atalanta, who needed the help of Aphrodite to win a race against a man she did not wish to marry by using golden apples; the golden apple is also used in the story of Paris as the prize to Aphrodite when she promises to bring him Helen of Troy to marry.