10 Facts about Aphrodite

Wednesday, March 11th 2015. | Mythology

Facts about Aphrodite talk about the Greek goddess of love and beauty. She is also associated with desire, passion and sexuality. There were many lovers that she had even though Aphrodite was the wife of Hephaestus. Her lovers included Phaon, Nerites, Adonis, Hermes, Dionysus, Butes, Phaon, Hestia, Ares, Poseidon, and Anchises. Get more facts about Aphrodite by reading the following post below:

Facts about Aphrodite 1: the place of living

Let’s find out the place of living of Aphrodite. She lived in the summit of Mount Olympus. She was one of the 12 Olympian gods who lived there.

Facts about Aphrodite 2: the roman version

The Roman version of Aphrodite was Venus. It gives us the word venereal. In the Greek world, it gives use the word aphrodisiac.

Aphrodite Goddes

Aphrodite Goddes

Facts about Aphrodite 3: Eros

Eros was the god of love. He was the son of Aphrodite. Aphrodite was the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Dione was the descendant of the Titans.

Facts about Aphrodite 4: the symbol of Eros

Eros was the son of Aphrodite. This god was depicted carrying a hare. It was a symbol of the unquenchable desire.

Aphrodite beauty

Aphrodite beauty

Facts about Aphrodite 5: beauty

Aphrodite is famous due to her magnificent beauty. She was depicted of having the golden hair which reminded us with the setting sun. Her skin was whiter than the ivory. She also had blue eyes which reminded people with the summer sky.

Facts about Aphrodite 6: Ares

Ares was one of her lovers. There were several children that they had. Those were Anteros, Phobos, Harmonia, Deimos, Pothos, Himeros and Eros.

Facts about Aphrodite

Facts about Aphrodite

Facts about Aphrodite 7: the fairest god

It seems that there was a competition between Aphrodite and Athena. Both of them claimed to be the fairest goddess. The Prince of troy, Paris gave the title to Aphrodite which led into the Trojan War. Get facts about Achilles here.

Facts about Aphrodite 8: Hephaestus

Hephaestus was the husband of Aphrodite. It was weird to know that both of them did not have any children together. However, both of them had children with their lovers.

Aphrodite Statue

Aphrodite Statue

Facts about Aphrodite 9: ‘Deception of Zeus’

‘Deception of Zeus’ was a Greek Myth in which Hera the queen of god asked a help from this goddess to make her beautiful. She wanted to seduce Zeus. Find another mythological character in facts about Agamemnon.

Facts about Aphrodite 10: King Minos

Another legend stated that this goddess presented the spell to the wife of King Minos, Pasiphae to make her fall in love with the bull. Then she gave birth to a Minotaur.

Aphrodite Image

Aphrodite Image

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