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Aphrodite in Greek mythology is the goddess of love and beauty Her symbols were the scepter myrtle and dove Aphrodite holds great power over gods and mortal alike Aphrodite was not only the provoker of love but also the victim She was represented in numerous plays and stories In the tale of her romance with Adonis her vulnerability is shown as moving This points to the fact that even the gods could suffer and were not immune to the pains of love There are a couple of versions of the birth of Aphrodite According to homer she is the daughter of Zeus and Dione The poet Hestiod explains that she was born from the foam of the sea The most notorious of Aphrodites affairs is hers with the Greek god of war Ares She was married to Hephaistos the god of smiths She often abandoned him and was found in the arms of her lover As a result she bore him three children named Deimos Phobos and a daughter named Harmonia She also had flings with Dionysus and Hermes There were only three deities who could resist the passions of Aphrodite They were Athena Artemis and Hestia Anyone else to ignore Aphrodite was messing with disaster In one legend Aphrodite cursed Eos the goddess of dawn who engaged in a fling with Ares Eos was cursed with an insatiable appetite for love Aphrodite was involved in bringing together Paris and Helen She has also had many relationships such as Adonis her relationship with him ended tragically Anchises Zeus made her fall in love with him and she bore him Aeneas Ares whose affair was legendary Dionysus resulted in the birth of Priapus Hephaistos her husband who she cheated on Hermes the result was a child named Hermaphroditus Aphrodite became the protectress of sailors She is associated with doves and swans with flowers and sweet fragrances and fruits especially golden apples and pomegranates When Aphrodite was
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