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Aphrodite presentation, period 3, Ms. Deitch

Zachary R

on 21 August 2015

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Transcript of Aphrodite

not flirtatious
Aphr dite
Zach, Ruth, Rebecca, Kaylee
Interesting Facts
Myth #1
Family Tree
Myth #2
Caused Zeus to fall in love with a human
Used a swan-drawn carriage for transportation
Gave Harmonia a necklace that brought disaster in the future
Initiated love between Jason and the daughter of the Colchian king
Modeled for a famous sculpture
Hera borrowed Aphrodite's girdle to seduce Zeus
Fought on the side of Paris during the Trojan War
A common myth about Aphrodite is how she came to about. The myth describes how Cronus had angrily cut off his fathers genitals and flung them into the sea. From where the genitals had landed, sea foam arose, and from the sea foam came Aphrodite.
Aphrodite had happened to come to care for a child whose parents were unfit to care for. Aphrodite gave the child away to Persephone to take care of. Persephone then refused to give the child back because of his beauty. The two goddesses fought until an agreement was settled upon.
Ability to make anyone fall in love
Can control and change feelings of humans or gods
Make anyone or anything beautiful and/or lovely
Can cause people to have desires
Love, beauty, sexuality
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Greek Gods & Goddesses
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People who were more beautiful than her
Being unfaithful to her husband, Hephaestus
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