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

Spouse: Hephaistos (Vulcan)
Lover: Ares (Mars), Adonis

Divine children: Eros (Cupid), but not by Hehpaistos or Ares

Mortal children:

Major places of worship: Corinth, Cyprus, Cytheria

Important Myths: Adonis, love affair with Ares, Anchises, Judgement of Paris

Aphrodite: Images and Texts; see also Aphrodite in

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