Greek Mythology - Aphrodite Essay

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Aphrodite is one of the most famous figures of Greek mythology, because Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and sexual rapture. She was desired by nearly all of the Greek gods. Aphrodite was one of the twelve main gods on Mt. Olympus, and she was the most powerful goddess when it came to members of the opposite sex. There are many origins to Aphrodite's birth. Some of them are: She arose full-grown out of the foam of the sea, She is the daughter of Zeus and Dionne, She is the daughter of Uranus and Gaia, which would make her a Titaness, or She is the daughter of Titans Oceanus and Tethys, making her an Oceanid. (Dittus 34-35) “The most common origin of her birth is her being foam-born, which is what her name means” (Parin …show more content…
Although this is what the court ruled, Aphrodite wore her magic girdle and persuaded Adonis to let her not only her time with him, and she persuaded him to let her have his time to himself to be with him. (Parin 36)
Persephone did not agree with this at all. She went to Ares and told him how angry she was. Ares got jealous of Persephone's true love for Adonis, so he disguised him self as a wild boar and killed Adonis right in front of Aphrodite. Aphrodite had two children. She had a son, Golgas, who was the founder of the Cyprian Golgi. She also had a daughter, Beroe, who was the founder of Beroea in Thrace. Some also say that, instead of Dionysus, Adonis was the father of her son Priapus.
One day, high on Mount Olympus, a wedding was taking place. A sea goddess, Thetis, was marrying a mortal king. All of Olympus was in attendance, except for Eris, who was not invited. Eris was furious at being excluded and decided to throw her golden apple at the place of the wedding. The golden apple of Eris, however, was not a golden apple of love, like those of other goddesses, but one of discord. A fight or argument always broke out when it was thrown at a group of people.
The apple had the words "For the fairest of all" printed on it, so

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