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Aphrodite is most often described as radiant and shining when Aphrodite is present the whole world acquires a soft golden glow Foam born she is associated with the creative life-giving sea and represents a sense of freshness renewal and hope A descendant of the prehistoric water bird goddess of Old Europe she is often accompanied by birds The goddess of both spiritual and passionate love Aphrodite joins us to one another She is feminine being in all her fullness and her realm is that of relationship and feeling Aphrodite demands maturity if we are to be in true relationship when we embrace mature love Aphrodite is there to bless us She is the Goddess of Love and Desire Her tree is the myrtle Her birds are the Dove the Swan and the Sparrow Her roman name is Venus The Goddess Aphrodite doesnt really have any parents She was created when Cronus threw his father Uranus into the sea She rose from the foam Her name literally means foam-born She was married to Hephaestus the God of Smith who was quite ugly Hera had arranged it for her She never really loved him Her true love was Ares God of War They had three children Harmonia Phobus and Deimus Aphrodite was also the mother of Eros Aphrodite had once fallen in love with Adonis When he was born she gave him to Persephone to take care of him But Persephone fell in love with him and wouldnt give him up when the time came Ares jealousy caused Adonis death Hephaestus Aphrodites husband knew of Ares and Aphrodites love He embarrassed both of them by capturing them in a golden net and showing them to the other Olympians while they were having a love affair
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