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Aphrodite or Venus

Gods/Goddesses Index

Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Aphrodite was also known to the Romans as Venus.

Gods/Goddesses Index | Encyclopedias | Myth Index
Individual Greco-Roman Gods/Goddesses | Roman/Greek Name Equivalents

Profile of the Greek goddess Aphrodite.

Aphrodite Meddles in Mortal Affairs
Metamorphoses, deaths and marriages caused by Aphrodite's interference in mortal affairs.

Aspects of the goddess of love.

Adonis and Aphrodite
Aphrodite's love for Adonis and his death as told in the Metamorphoses of Ovid.

Who Really Launched 1000 Ships?
Why Aphrodite picked Helen for Paris to carry off before the start of the Trojan War.

Venus is the Roman goddess of spring whose worship overlapped the Greek goddess Aphrodite.

Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite
Hymn to the Cytherean Aphrodite.

Love Goddesses
Five of the top ancient love goddesses. Beauty (or attraction), promiscuity, fecundity, magic, and an association with death are some of the attributes associated with love goddesses.

Carlos Parada lists the many mates of Aphrodite and her interventions in human affairs, as well as three versions of her birth, and her offspring.

Aphrodite's birth, parents, spouse, and an image.

God or Goddess of the Day

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