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Fast Facts About the Olympians - The Goddess Aphrodite


Greece, Athens, National Museum of Archaeology, statue of Aphrodite
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Fast Facts About the Olympians > Aphrodite

Name: Greek - Aphrodite; Roman - Venus


Parents: Zeus and Dione or Uranus alone; later myths suggest the following 2 couples: Cronus and Euonyme, and Uranus and Hemera
Birth: Born from the foam from the severed genitals of Uranus or the more normal way, if born from a couple. Another version has her hatched from an egg.
Husband: Hephastus
Mates: Ares, Dionysus, Hermes, Poseidon, Nerites, Anchises, Adonis, Butes, Phaon, Phaethon
Children: Anteros, Beroe, Deimos, Eros, Erotes, Harmonia, Hermaphroditos, Himero, Iakkhos, Peitho, Phobos, Pothos, Priapos, Rhodos, Aeneas, Astynoos, Eryx, Herophilos, Lyros

Role of Aphrodite:
Aphrodite is a goddess of love, sexuality, and beauty.

Canonical Olympian?Aphrodite is one of the canonical Olympians and appears on most lists.


The 12 Olympian Gods

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