Aphrodite (Venus) – Greek Goddess

Aphrodite (Roman equivalent is Venus) is the Greek Olympian goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. It would be impossible for the Greeks, a people who so loved the...

Aphrodite (Roman equivalent is Venus) is the Greek Olympian goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. It would be impossible for the Greeks, a people who so loved the natural beauty and pulchritude, not to invent a deity who protects and personifies those values. For this reason, Aphrodite was symbolizing the eternal beauty and sexual desire.

The most prevalent myth about her origin is that she was born on a coast of Cyprus. From there the wind Zephyrus with a gentle gust pushed her to the sea, into the white-crested waves. Aphrodite was greeted by the Ores (the seasons), that dressed and adorned her. She wore inlaid, floral dresses from purple, silk and other shiny fabrics. They plaited her rich braided hair and pinned them with a beautiful, golden buckle. They adorned her glowing white neck with precious necklaces, emeralds and rubies. Finally, they wore pearl earrings to her ears. Then they transferred Aphrodite to Olympus and presented her to Zeus and the other gods. Everyone admired her, were dazzled by her beauty, told her countless compliments and wanted to make her their wife.

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