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Aphrodite

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Alison Hsieh

on 19 March 2014

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Transcript of Aphrodite

Stories/Myths
Modern Influence
In Katy Perry's
Dark Horse:
"Make me your Aphrodite
Make me your one and only"


Has inspired many fashion designs and jewelry


In Disney's
Hercules
Special Powers/Objects
Can gift love to humans
Can control emotions in both humans and gods
Had a cestus
She can fly very fast
she can change her image and appear as another being
Role and Influence
Background
Goddess of Love, Beauty, and Sexuality
Protectoress of Sailors
Born when Cronus castrated Uranus's genitals and threw them into the sea
Other version says she was the daughter of Zeus and Dione
Zeus was afraid that Aphrodite's beauty would result in war among the gods
Married her to Hephaestus
Her attributes included a dove, apple, scallop shell and mirror


Cestus
Girdle

Made of gold and jewels

Made by her husband Hephaestus

Became nearly irresistible to other men
Children
Aphrodite
By Alison Hsieh, Alexis Nickl, Blake Pickman, and Piper Ireland
Thank You for Watching!
Job was to give love to the world

Had many love affairs, which resulted in numerous children
Peleus and Thetis' Marriage and"Hippolytus and Aphrodite"
Other Legends She is mentioned in include :
Judgement of Paris
Eros and Psyche
Adonis and Aphrodite
Anchises and Aphrodite
Ares and Aphrodite
Meilanion and Atalanta
Medea and Jason
Eos
Eros and Aphrodite
Aphordite was married to Hephaestus, it was not by her choice but by arrangement of Hera.
She actually loved Ares, God of War, and with him she had Phobus, Deimus, and Harmonia.
They are also said to be the parents of Eros and Anteros
"Hephaestus was fully aware of Aphrodite and Ares' ongoing affair but could do nothing about. He did, however, conceive a plan to capture them together in a net made of gold and showed them to the other Olympians. Most of them were embarrassed for the two or refused to get involved. Aphrodite ended up sleeping with Hermes as a kind of "thank you" for freeing her. This union resulted in a child named Hermaphroditus."
Aphrodite with her son Eros
She was Usually accompanied by her winged Son Eros
His Roman counterpart was Cupid
Her roman counterpart is venus
Eros
Symbols
Colors: Red, pink, violet, silver, aqua, pale green, sea foam, any shade of light blue

Animals: 2 white doves, often a dolphin, swan, sparrow, bees, and goats

Aphrodite in the sea foam
Her Children's specialties
Phobus: Fear

Deimos: Terror

Harmonia: harmony and concord

Anteros: god of requited love and avenger of unrequited love
The most beautiful goddess
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 offered the love of the most beautiful woman in the world.
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