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The story of her being born from Ouranos severed member is from Hesiod's Theogony: And so soon as he had cut off the members with flint and cast them from the land into the surging sea, they were swept away over the main a long time: and a white foam spread around them from the immortal flesh, and in it there grew a maiden. First she drew near holy ...


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The earliest known account of the Judgement of Paris comes from the Cypria, a work which has since been lost. A preserved summary, however, states that: Alexandros judges for Aphrodite, encouraged by a promise of Helen in marriage. On the advice of Aphrodite, he has ships built . . . When he gets to Lacedaemonia, Alexandros is entertained as a ξένος by ...


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Being the goddess of beauty and love doesn't turn Aphrodite harmless. Quite the contrary... Theoi site gives a full summary of Aphrodite's role in the Trojan war. Convinced Ares to side with the Trojans. Saved Paris when he lost his duel against Menelaus. Wounded by Diomedes while trying to save Aeneas. Takes part in the battle of the gods after Patroclus'...


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According to Anacreon, white roses appeared in the foam of the sea around the shell of Aphrodite's birth. The birth account of Aphrodite is first recorded in Hesod's Theogony. We all know this account from classic paintings, but what is perhaps less known is that Aphrodite was not the only one born from the casting of Ouranos' genitals in the sea by his son, ...


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https://www.greekmythology.com/Other_Gods/Minor_Gods/Adonis/adonis.html ...However, Persephone later refused to give Adonis back to Aphrodite; this led to a dispute that was solved by Zeus. As a result, Adonis would spend a third of a year with each goddess, and one third with whoever he wanted; he chose to spend two thirds with Aphrodite. Adonis died when ...


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She isn't the child of Ouranos and Gaia. There are two chief myths to her birth. The first and oldest is found in Homer, where she is the daughter of Zeus and Dione. As the daughter of Zeus and another god, she is fully divine. Hesiod in his Theogony instead makes her the daughter of Ouranos, but not of Gaia. Instead he was born when his castrated testicles ...


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Mediaeval compilations referencing older, potentially ancient works do mention the story. It is narrated in Ch. II of the "Διηγηματα" section of the "Appendix: Narrationum," on p. 359 of Anton Westermann's 1843 book Mythographoi: Scriptores poeticae historiae graeci. Cited as the source here is the Progymnasmata 2, by Aphthonius of ...


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Aphrodite was the goddess of love. She was described as exceedingly beautiful. And no matter what happens, she was going to get lovers. By giving her to Hephaestus, Zeus effectively ruled out a chance of a civil war breaking out between the gods. Obviously, Aphrodite wasn't going to be pleased by a cripple, and she would willingly have affairs with the other ...


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Probably yes. Several writers, including Homer and Hesiod, mention that Hephaistos married Aglaea, one of the three Charites. It is not entirely clear whether this happened before or after his marriage to Aphrodite, I could not find a source that explicitly mentions the order of Hephaistos's marriages. There's also a possibility that a second marriage ...


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Aphrodite is linked with Astarte, Near Eastern goddess of love and war. In Greece, her connection with war is through her affair with Ares. In one ancient sculpture, the Capuan Aphrodite, she may be holding Ares' shield, which in myth she took from him because she thought her reflection in it was so beautiful. She was also worshipped as Armed Aphrodite (...


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Why would the goddess of love, beauty, and procreation be armed? (Note, all the links are the same source.) The cult of an armed Aphrodite was present in Laconia in early Archaic times. (PG2) The first images of Aphrodite were armed. (PG3) The first can be traced back to 380 B.C. But it is carried in a way that characterizes Aphrodite as a love goddess. (...


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