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Goddess of love and beauty
Member of the Twelve Olympians
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Aphrodite Pudica (Roman copy of 2nd century AD), National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Abode Mount Olympus
Symbol Dolphin, Rose, Scallop Shell, Myrtle, Dove, Sparrow, Girdle, Mirror, Pearl and Swan
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Consort Hephaestus, Ares, Poseidon, Hermes, Dionysus, Adonis, and Anchises
Children With Ares: Eros, Phobos, Deimos, Harmonia, Pothos, Anteros, Himeros,
With Hermes: Hermaphroditus,
With Poseidon: Rhodos, Eryx,
With Dionysus: Peitho, The Graces, Priapus,
With Anchises: Aeneas
Parents In the Iliad: Zeus and Dione
In Theogony: Uranus's
Siblings Aeacus, Angelos, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Dionysus, Eileithyia, Enyo, Eris, Ersa, Hebe, Helen of Troy, Hephaestus, Heracles, Hermes, Minos, Pandia, Persephone, Perseus, Rhadamanthus, the Graces, the Horae, the Litae, the Muses, the Moirai, or the Titans, the Cyclopes, the Meliae, the Erinyes (Furies), the Giants, the Hekatonkheires
Roman equivalent Venus
Mesopotamian equivalent Inanna/Ishtar
Canaanite equivalent Astarte

Aphrodite (Greek Ἀφροδίτη 'risen from sea-foam') is the goddess of love and beauty in Greek mythology, and one of the Twelve Olympians.

The major theory of Aphrodite's birth was that she was the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Another theory states that Aphrodite was born from sea-foam near Paphos, Cyprus. She appeared from the sea.


Eros, Phobos, Deimos, Harmonia, Pothos, Anteros, Himeros, Hermaphroditos, Rhode, Eryx, Peitho, Tyche, Eunomia, The Graces, Priapus, Aeneas and Chloe


Aphrodite was very beautiful, which made Hera afraid that she would be the cause of fights between the other gods. She therefore gave Aphrodite to Hephaestus. Hephaestus was happy to be married to Aphrodite and gave her many pieces of jewelry which were gifts of love, like a belt that when ever she wore it made men would be attracted to her. Aphrodite, however, she was not attracted to him. So she spent most of her time with Ares, but was also spent time with Adonis and Anchises.

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