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Transcript: Aphrodite By Makenzie Young Who? Love Beauty Who? Family Tree Family Tree 1st Story of Birth: Mother: Dione father: Zeus 2nd Story of Birth: She was born by Foam of the Sea c h i l d r e n Phobos (fear) Anteros (requited love) Eros (love) Adrestia (revenge) Himeros (lust) Harmonia (harmony) Deimos (dread Siblings: Hermes Ares Husbands: Hepaestus God of blacksmiths, sculptors, metallurgy Team Characteristics Attractive Fearsome Unfaithful weaker frightful Rivals!! Athena Hera ~Jelous of Beauty~ Rivals Aphrodite Was... Aphrodite was... Major Goddess She was an Olympian Her Story ~Ahprodite's Story~ Aphrodite was proved to cause the Trojan War. She wanted Paris to declare the she was the fairest of them all. To get him to declare that she promised him Helen. Helen though was already married to the king of sparta. So aphrodite helped paris take helen away to troy, causing the war against the greeks and the Trojans. Pictures Pictures Fun Facts FUn Facts Aphrodite was the model for the famous sculpture, Venus de Milo. #2 Fun Fact #2 Out of the 3 contenders; Aphrodite, hera, and athena, for the fairest of them all. THe winner got a golden apple. the winner was aphrodite. #3 Fun Fact #3 Aphrodite used a swan-drawn car to glide easily through air. #4 Fun Fact #4 She Symbolized: Dolphin Rose Scallop SHell myrtle dove Sparrow girdle mirror swan Video Video 1. Who was Aphrodite? 2. What are 2 characteristics about Aphrodite? Quiz Quiz goddess of Love and Beauty Attractive, fearsome, unfaithful, weaker, or frightful

Aphrodite Presentation

Transcript: Aphrodite: The Goddess of Love Aphrodite: The Goddess of Love By: Riya Patel, Olivia Lusk, Jaydon Cortez and Binay Singh Mrs. Chappell Period 2 Historical Background *Aphrodite is the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility *The word "aphros" means foam; Aphrodite was born from the white foam of the sea produced by her father Uranus, or Zeus in Greek *She was worshipped as the goddess of the sea; also honored as goddess of war *She was often depicted as a beautiful woman and her symbols are a dove, a shell, and a mirror *Her greek name is Venus and her Roman name is Aphrodite Historical Background Aphrodite's Family Tree Aphrodite's Family Tree Aphrodite's Family Tree *Zeus and Dione are Aphrodite's parents. Zeus battled a Titan named Cronus who cut off Zeus' genitals, which fell in the sea and created Aphrodite. This is why Aphrodite is seen riding in from the ocean onto the land in a sea shell. *Because her father was Zeus, she had multiple half brothers and sisters. Some of them include Hephaestus, Ares, Athena, Artemis, Apollo, Hermes, Dionysus and Persephone. *She was married to Hephaestus, which was one of her half brothers. Aphrodite cheated on her husband with another God named Ares. *She had many children, but Cupid, or Eros, is the most known of her offspring Aphrodite's Family Tree Aphrodite's Journey Aphrodite's Journey *After Aphrodite is born from the sea, she is welcomed on land and praised for her beau... *After Aphrodite is born from the sea, she is welcomed on land and praised for her beauty. *She rules with the weapons of her sexuality, love, and beauty and helps gods and mortals in need *Her main conquest is when she fights GIANTS ALONGSIDE THE OLYMPIANS; SHE LURES 15 GIANTS INTO A CAVE USING HER CHARM SO HERCULES CAN SLAY THEM AND SAVE EVERYONE *SHE MARRIES HEPHAESTUS AND HAS FOUR SONS THAT RULE ALONGSIDE HER *APHRODITE WORKS WITH HER SON EROS (CUPID) TO HELP MORTALS AND GODS FALL IN LOVE Representations Of Aphrodite Representations Of Aphrodite Symbolism Symbolism Abstract/ Symbolism: *Sandro Boticelli's The birth of venus is an allegory for Venus's, or Aphrodite's, birth * She is shown as the ideal female and has traits that were favored by the people of the period (long red hair, glowing white skin, etc.) *The figure on the left is a symbol of wind that guides aphrodite onto the land, while the figure on the right is a symbol of spring that welcomes her with an open embrace Tangible Symbolism: *The seashell can be considered a symbol for aphrodite because it is what she was brough to land from the sea on *A seashell is fragile and delicate; aphrodite was meant to represent a delicate woman because of her feminine attitude and womanly body Lessons Taught to Mortals Lessons Taught to Mortals *Venus & Pygmalion *Venus & Adonis *Venus & Anchises *Venus & Pygmalion *Venus & Adonis *Venus & Anchises Lessons Taught to Mortals She just wants to be beautiful She goes unnoticed, she knows no limi... She just wants to be beautiful She goes unnoticed, she knows no limits She craves attention, she praises an image She prays to be sculpted by the sculptor Oh, she don't see the light that's shining Deeper than the eyes can find it Maybe we have made her blind So she tries to cover up her pain and cut her woes away 'Cause cover girls don't cry after their face is made But there's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark You should know you're beautiful just the way you are And you don't have to change a thing, the world could change its heart No scars to your beautiful, we're stars and we're beautiful Oh-oh, oh-oh And you don't have to change a thing, yhe world could change its heart No scars to your beautiful, we're stars and we're beautiful She has dreams to be an envy, so she's starving You know, covergirls eat nothing She says beauty is pain and there's beauty in everything What's a little bit of hunger? I could go a little while longer, she fades away She don't see her perfect, she don't understand she's worth it Or that beauty goes deeper than the surface Oh, oh So to all the girls that's hurting Let me be your mirror, help you see a little bit clearer The light that shines within There's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark You should know you're beautiful just the way you are And you don't have to change a thing, the world could change its heart No scars to your beautiful, we're stars and we're beautiful Oh-oh, oh-oh And you don't have to change a thing, the world could change its heart No scars to your beautiful, we're stars and we're beautiful No better you than the you that you are (no better you than the you that you are) No better life than the life we're living (no better life than the life we're living) No better time for your shine, you're a star (no better time for your shine, you're a star) Oh, you're beautiful, oh, you're beautiful And there's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark You should know you're beautiful just the way you are And you don't have to change a thing,

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