The Goddess Of Beauty, And The Story Of Aphrodite

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Aphrodite was the goddess of fertility, love, and beauty. Unlike other gods and goddesses; Aphrodite has two completely different stories of origin that end with her in the same place, Mount Olympus. The first is that she was the daughter of one of Zeus's many affairs with women, but in this case it was with Dione who was the goddess of the oak tree. The second and most famous story is that when Cronus had slain his father Uranus and threw his male genitalia into the sea, it dissolved into seafoam in which Aphrodite had arisen. She rose naked from a scallop shell where the wind pushed her to the island of Cythera. Cythera was a very dull island with only sand and rock, but as the goddess of beauty laid foot on the island, it started to bloom, …show more content…
As she was a goddesses over a great deal of subjects; it's easy to see how she was the favorite of Zeus's children, although it didn't start that way. Athena was the child of another one of Zeus’s affairs, but in the wind came a voice which told Zeus that if Metis would bear a son, he would depose of him as he deposed of his father. Zeus knew then that he had to destroy her and that child, which caused him to swallow Metis along with her unborn child. Not long after he had done so he had a severe migraine and a feeling as if a sword was stabbing at his skull and was ready to burst out. Zeus had Hephaestus split his skull open, and as he did that a tall woman burst out dressed in a suit of armor. Even through that incident occurring; Zeus was more than delighted to meet his daughter, and from the way she had been born, she was then to be a goddess of intellectual activities. Athena appeared in many myths and legends, but the most famous was the battle between her and Poseidon for the city of Athens. Poseidon ruled over the sea but, after he grew tired of only having the sea he went on a search for a city he could claim. He found the city of Attica and claimed it his by planting his trident in the ground where a salt spring spounted. The people of Attica knew him to be cruel and a bit bipolar, so they had prayed …show more content…
Apollo was the god of many things; of which include: poetry, music, art, oracles, archery, plague, medicine, sun, light and knowledge. Artemis, on the other hand, was the goddess of the hunt, forest, moon, archery, forests, and hills. While Leto was in labor, she could not push out Apollo because she had become very weak while running and hiding from Hera, who had banned her from giving birth anywhere light touched. As an infant, Artemis helped her mother push until Apollo was born. As the twins grew, Zeus favored them more and more for their extraordinary talents. Apollo was gifted and became the god of the sun, archery, oracles, plague, medicine, art, poetry, music, light and knowledge. Artemis; on the other hand, ruled over less but was gifted of being one of the three virgin goddesses. Artemis was the goddess of the hunt, archery, forests, hills, and the moon. Both throughout are known to be in some form; good, but like all gods and goddesses of Greek mythology, they too had a bad side. Apollo had been like his father and fell in love with many women which resulted in many children. Apollo had one lover who had crossed him and as she was pregnant with Apollo’s son, went back to her old lover. He could not bring himself to kill the mother of his unborn child so he had his sister Artemis do it for him, and that's exactly what she did. Artemis shot her with her bow and arrow. After Apollo had delivered the baby,

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