Greek name: Aphrodite
Roman name: Venus
Epithets (other names): "She who rises from the sea"
Parentage: Zeus-Dione or Uranus and the sea
Origin: mother goddess
Concerns: human fertility, sexual passion
Attributes: doves, apples, seashell, cupids, nudity
Lover: Ares (Mars)
Divine children: Eros (Cupid), but not by Hehpaistos or Ares
Major places of worship: Corinth, Cyprus, Cytheria
Aphrodite: Images and Texts; see also Aphrodite in www.theoi.com
This material has been published on the web by Prof. Tom Sienkewicz for his students at Monmouth College. If you have any questions, you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Return to Monmouth College Department of Classics Homepage