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Peitho, Goddess of
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Peitho, Goddess of Persuasion
Daughter of Aphrodite and Hermes
Her qualities that humans may also possess are persuasion, seduction, and charming speech.
Peitho was talking to Helen and Paris who were contemplating getting married; during this discussion Peitho has posture of extreme concentration and seems as if she is telepathically inspiring the speeches that shatter Helen's resistance and bolster Paris's resolve.
described as shadowy and elusive
Peitho is the goddess of persuasion and seduction which is mainly shown in today's modern culture and entertainment.
Offspring is listed as Hygeia, Lynx, Aigaleus, and Apia
usually seen with a ball of twine and one hand out in persuasion
Part of the persuasion that makes lovers get married
In modern day advertisements we see persuasion directed toward consumers; and often using the appeal of seduction. We also see her evasive personality in business deals.
Symbols of her today
"Bing." Heart -. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.
"Bing." White Dove -. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.
"PEITHO : Greek Goddess of Persuasion | Mythology, W/ Pictures | Roman Suadela, Suada." PEITHO : Greek Goddess of Persuasion | Mythology, W/ Pictures | Roman Suadela, Suada. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.
"Peitho: Goddess of Persuasion." Peitho: Goddess of Persuasion. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.
"Heart vs Mind - Bing Images." Heart vs Mind - Bing Images. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.
-Companion of Aphrodite
-Impact on Greek Cult and religion
-inspired ancient poets and artists
-Ancestry somewhat confusing
Roman counterpart Suada
-Love and persuasion closely related
"Peitho in Greek Mythology." Mythography RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.
Honors English 10
10, December 2014