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  • Aphrodite Over Hera And Athena
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    APHRODITE (a-fro-DYE-tee; Roman name Venus) was the goddess of love, beauty and fertility. She was also a protectress of sailors. The poet Hesiod said that Aphrodite was born from sea-foam. Homer, on the other hand, said that she was the daughter of Zeus and Dione. When the Trojan prince Paris was asked to judge which of three Olympian goddesses was the most beautiful, he chose Aphrodite over Hera and Athena. The latter two had hoped to bribe him with power and victory in battle, but Aphrodite o...
  • Aphrodite's Definition Of Love
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    Bullfinch once said, Mythology is the handmaid of literature Yet, I disagree with this statement. Mythology is not subordinate to literature, but instead it reveals an important part of history. Through a greater understanding of mythology we can comprehend ancient cultures better. In Greek Mythology, Aphrodite was one of the most important goddesses of the Olympian pantheon (Dexter, 112). Aphrodite was the goddess of love and beauty. All the gods desired her, and she was irresistible when she w...
  • Beautiful Aphrodite Of Cyprus And The Sea
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    The word myth derives from the Greek mythos, which has a range of meanings from "word", through "saying" and "story", to "fiction"; the unquestioned validity of mythos can be contrasted with logos, the word whose validity or truth can be argued and demonstrated. Because myths narrate fantastic events with no attempt at proof, it is sometimes assumed that they are simply stories with no factual basis, and the word has become a synonym for falsehood or, at best, misconception. In the study of reli...
  • Hephaestus And Aphrodite Aphrodite
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    HEPHAESTUS AND APHRODITE APHRODITE Aphrodite is one of the most famous figures of Greek mythology. Because Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and sexual rapture, 1 she was desired by nearly all of the Greek gods. Aphrodite was one of the twelve main gods on Mt. Olympus, 2 and she was the most powerful goddess when it came to members of the opposite sex. THE BIRTH OF APHRODITE There are many origins to Aphrodite's birth. Some of them are: 1) She arose full-grown out of the foam of t...
  • Pertain To The God Ares
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    Ares was the Greek god of War. The Romans had a similar figure in their religion, whom they called Mars. Ares was the son of Zeus and Hera. Hebe, Hephaestus, and Epis were his siblings. Ares was hated by most of the gods for his cruel and violent manner. Being the god of war, he would ride into battle on his chariot pulled by his horses, flame and terror. Also accompanying him in battle was his sister Epis (Goddess of Discord) and Hades (Lord of the dead). There is one goddess who loved him, and...
  • Two Very Different Goddesses Aphrodite And Demeter
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    Aphrodite And Demeter: Two Very Different Goddesses Aphrodite And Demeter: Two Very Different Goddesses Every culture has some form of higher being, to be a model for their behaviour, as well as to look up to. In Greek times, these were the gods and goddesses who made their home on Mount Olympus. Women identified with the goddesses because they shared some feminine attributes. Goddesses were a "symbol of motherhood and fertility, but also of strength, wisdom, caring, nurturing, temperance, chast...

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