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    the goddess Aphrodite

Aphrodite (Greek: Ἀφροδίτη) is one of the twelve Olympian gods.

She is the goddess of love, sensual desire and beauty, and she is the mistress of the doves. Her father is the exalted Zeus and her mother is Dione. According to another legend, it emerged from the seeds, blood and foam when Kronos severed the genitals of his father Uranus with a sickle and threw it into the sea.

She and Hermes had Hermaphroditos, a bisexual, as a child. From Dionysus she is the mother of Priapus, a hero from the Trojan War. With Ares she has the children Eros, the playful god of love, who sits naked on a cloud with arrows of love, Harmonia, Phobos, Deimos, two stately fighters, Anteros and with Anchises the child Aeneas, also a hero from the Trojan War.


Zeus married Aphrodite to Hephaestus. However, she had several affairs with Ares, which Hephaestus found out. Therefore, he tied the two of them with a converted bed to the same as they were having fun together. Then he fetched the other gods, who broke out into roaring laughter at the sight. After that, Aphrodite and Hephaestus separated.

When Eris rolled the "apple of contention" onto the table between Athena, Aphrodite and Hera at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis because she was not invited, she triggered the Trojan War. On the advice of Zeus, Hermes then led the three to Paris, the Prince of Troy. He was supposed to give the apple to the prettiest of the three goddesses. In the end, Aphrodite received the apple of contention from Paris because she promised him the prettiest of all women, Helena, the wife of the Spartan King Menelaus.

Aeneas, a son of Aphrodite, is the ancestor of the founder of Rome.


Aphrodite is married to Hephaestus. But she is not a faithful wife to him and has betrayed her husband with gods and mortals. This is how Aeneas, the founder of Rome, was conceived.