Greek Mythology: “Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty”.-


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"Venus Verticordia" ("Venus the Changer of Hearts") by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1868).- “Venus Verticordia” (“Venus the Changer of Hearts”) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1868).-



Aphrodite (In ancient greek Ἀφροδίτη”arisen from the foam”. Roman equivalent: Venus) was the goddess of Love, Beauty and Eternal Youth, arousing desire to gods and humans. In addition, she was connected to the death/rebirth of nature and was also considered a protectress of sailors.

Aphrodite’s symbols were the girdle. the seashell and the mirror. Her sacred animal was the dove.

According to Hesiod’s “Theogony”, she was created from the foam of the waters of the sea, in the fragrant island of Cyprus, when the Titan Cronos  slew his father, the major Titan Ouranos, and threw then his genitals into the sea.

Hesiod’s reference to Aphrodite’s having been born from the sea inspired the Renaissance artist Botticelli’s famous painting of the goddess on a giant scallop shell. 



"The Birt of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli (1486).- “The Birth…

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