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aphrodite

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on 15 January 2013

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Transcript of aphrodite

Goddess of Love,Beauty, and Desire Aphrodite Family Strengths One of Aphrodite's strengths was that she was beautiful and attracted a lot of men.

Weaknesses
A weakness of Aphrodite is that every time she saw someone more beautiful or attractive then her she gave them a horrible life or killed them.
Another weakness of Aphrodite is that she cheated on her husband(Hephaestus) a lot. Special Talents The Greek myth of Aphrodite and Adonis involves Adonis's parents and is a story about beauty, love and jealousy. Adonis’ mother was the beautiful Myrrha or Smyrna and his father, King Cinyrus of Cyprus, who was actually the father of Myrrha.

This strange parents of Adonis came because Goddess Aphrodite was jealous of Myrrha’s beauty and caused her to unite with her own father.

When Cinyrus found out that he had been tricked, he chased Myrrha with a sword, intending to kill both her and her unborn child. Aphrodite, repenting of her deed, quickly turned the girl into a myrrh tree.

Aphrodite hid the newborn child, Adonis, in a chest, which she gave in charge to Persephone, queen of the nether world. But when Persephone opened the chest she was beheld by beauty of the baby, so she refused to give him back to Aphrodite, although the goddess of love went down herself to the Underworld to ransom the baby Adonis from the power of the dead.

The dispute between the two Goddesses of love and death was settled by Zeus, who decreed that Adonis should abide with Persephone in the underworld for one part of the year, and with Aphrodite in the upper world for another part. When he stayed in the underworld, it was winter. When he returned, the Earth blossomed into spring and summer
Aphrodite carried a girdle-like belt called a cestus, which by its nature is supposed to increase upon her female attraction and rendered her even more irresistible. Possibly containing a portion of her powers, it has been lent to Hera on occasion to distract Zeus from godly affairs. Zeus is her father
Dione is her mother
Aphrodite's uncles are Hades, Poseidon, and Chiron
Her aunts are Demeter, Hera, Hestia
Apollo, Ares, Dionysus, Hercules, Hermes; Artemis, Athena, Eileithyia, Eris, Hebe, Helen, Pandia, Persephone were her siblings
Hephaestus was her half brother/ estranged husband
Harmonia was her daughter
Cupid and Aeneas are her sons. Aphrodite's weakness was that every time she saw someone more beautiful or attractive then her she gave the,m a horrible life or killed them.
Another weakness of Other Names Aphrodite's Roman name is Venus.

Her greek name is Aphrodite. Aphrodite special talents are making anyone jealous , also she could make anyone fall in love with her .
Favorites
Her favorites were love, sex, and happiness.

Famous For weapons Aphrodite was famous for her contest with Hera and Athena for the title of “The Fairest.” All three bribed the judge of the contest, Paris of Troy Myth Symbols Aphrodite symbolizes sex, passion, love and nudity without shame.
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