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Aphrodite
Aphrodite
Mistress of Love
General Info
Title(s) Goddess of love, beauty and sexuality
Greek Ἀφροδίτη
Abode Mount Olympus
Consort Many
Parents Ouranus; Zeus and Dione
Sibling(s) Oceanus, Hyperion, Koios, Krios, Iapetus, Kronos, Theia, Tethys, Mnemosyne, Rhea, Phoebe, Themis, Typhon or Ares, Athena, Eris, Hephaestus, Hebe, Eileithyia, Enyo, Horae, Fates, Graces, Perseus, Helen of Troy, Pollux, Artemis, Apollo, Muses, Heracles and others.
Children Many
Roman Equivalent Venus
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Aphrodite (Ἀφροδίτη) is the Greek Goddess of Love, lust, desire, sexuality, pleasure, passion, fertility, procreation and beauty. [1]

In Mythology

Birth

In the Iliad, Aphrodite is the daughter of Zeus and Dione. However, in later poems[2] , it is most often said that she sprung out of sea foam created from Ouranus' castrated genitals being tossed into the sea. The second genealogy makes her the oldest of the Olympians.

[3]

Appearance

Aphrodite is described as being beautiful and stunning in appearance. Many times she is shown completely or partially naked.

Powers & Abilities

Aphrodite is an extremely powerful Deity through either tale of her parentage (daughter of Uranus's genitals and sea foam, or Zeus and Dione), and the only known beings that can resist her are virgin or marriage Goddesses.

  • Projection
    • Reality Warping
      • Animation
      • Conjuration
      • Transformation
  • Highly Advanced Amokinesis
    • Love Manipulation
      • Love Inducement
      • Love Augmentation
      • Love Negation
      • Love Detection
    • Desire Manipulation
    • Pleasure Manipulation
    • Sexuality Manipulation
      • Sexual Inducement
      • Sexual Orientation Switching
    • Highly Advanced Empathy
      • Emotion Perception
  • Energetic-Glistening Teleportation
  • Advanced Telekinesis
  • Telepathy
  • Essence Reading
  • Supernatural Aura-Presence
    • Enhanced Mesmerizing Presence
  • Shapeshifting
    • Animal Mimicry
    • Human Mimicry
  • Invulnerability
  • Superhuman Physiology
    • Superhuman Beauty
  • Immortality
  • Advanced Immunities
  • Spell Casting
  • Divine Soul
  • Enhanced Power
    • Major Divinity

Family

Immortal Offspring

With Ares

With Dionysus

With Hermes

  • Hermaphroditus

All of the gods fell in love with Aphrodite at first sight. Because of his guilt and to avoid trouble, Zeus gave her hand in marriage to his son, Hephaestus. Because she wanted to continue her life with the gods, Aphrodite agreed to the marriage. However, all she saw when she looked at Hephaestus was a sweaty, dull fellow who worked entirely too many hours. Aphrodite was a creature who loved passion, glamour, and physical beauty. She would have much rather married someone like Hephaestus’ brother, Ares, the god of war. When she looked at him, she saw physical beauty and excitement, quite the contrary to his boring and ugly brother. 

Worship

In ancient Greece, Aphrodite was worshiped with incense altars and dove sacrifices.[4]

Popular Culture

Comic books

  • Aphrodite

    Aphrodite as she appears in God is Dead

    Aphrodite appears in the ongoing comic series God is Dead, published by Avatar Press.

Television

  • Aphrodite appeared in the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated episode Where Walks Aphrodite.

Books

  • Aphrodite appeared in various books of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and the sequel Heroes of Olympus series.

Artwork

See Also

External Links

Citations

  1. (Hamilton 1998, p. 33)
  2. Hesiod's Theogony
  3. (Hamilton 1998, p. 33)
  4. (Burkert 1985, p. 153)

References



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