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Many ancient Greeks worshipped Gods and Goddesses of many types There was Zeus as the ruler of all gods Apollo the sun god and many more But perhaps the most important one is the Goddess of Love Her name was Aphrodite and she by far had more people in her temple than any other God or Goddess Greeks from all over would go to her temple to pray for love and devotion She also had many admirers who would rather have had her in lust than love Aphrodite was a very beautiful Goddess She was said to have risen to from the sea foam When Zeus blew life into her she was told that she must choose a husband All the many Gods threw gifts and promises of riches and powers She nonchalantly excused them but secretly loving all the attention Then Hera in all her wisdom yea right told Hephaestus to tell Aphrodite that He would be a good husband for her because he isnt home that much They were married that night Of course this meant Aphrodite had many encounters with other Gods The most famous lover than she had was Ares who was later said to be her actual husband Also on her list of men was Zeus and it is even said that Hermes got in on the action However these are all myths However Aphrodite was involved in one of the greatest Myths of all times according to ancient Greeks It is said that the reason the Trojan War was started is all over a feud and a bribe Eris the Goddess of discord threw a golden apple into the middle of the reception of the wedding between King Peleus and Thetis a sea nymph On the apple was written To the fairest Three Goddesses claimed that the apple belonged to them Aphrodite Hera and Athena The three of them asked Zeus to judge which one of them
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