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Aphrodite is one of the most famous figures of Greek mythology BecauseAphrodite was the Greek goddess of love beauty and sexual rapture1 she was desired bynearly all of the Greek gods Aphrodite was one of the twelve main gods on MtOlympus2 and she was the most powerful goddess when it came to members of theThere are many origins to Aphrodites birth Some of them are1 She arose full-grown out of the foam of the sea2 She is the daughter of Zeus and Dionne3 She is the daughter of Uranus and Gaia which would make her a Titaness or4 She is the daughter of Titans Oceanus and Tethys making her an Oceanid3The most common origin of her birth is her being foam-born which is what hername means This origin says that Aphrodite arose nude and full-grown out of the foamof the sea and riding into the shore of Cythera on a scallop shell She found Cythera to betoo small of an island so she went to live in Paphos in Cyprus which is still the principalTHE MYTH OF APHRODITE AND HEPHAESTUS AND ARESAlthough Aphrodite was the goddess of love and beauty she had a magic girdlethat she wore that made everyone fall in love with her She could hardly ever bepersuaded to lend it to anyone Since Aphrodite had the magic girdle and was sobeautiful all of the gods fell in love with herAll of the goddesses were jealous of Aphrodite because all of the gods loved herinstead of the other goddesses Because of this Zeus arranged a marriage for her withHephaestus the lame smith-god5 Aphrodite didnt really mind this marriage arrangementthough because she thought Hephaestus would never notice her having marital affairs6 Hephaestus knew nothing of deception until one night he caught his wife andAres the god of war making love at Ares home Hephaestus went back to his home veryHephaestus was so angry that he decided to get revenge on Aphrodite by literally catchingthe
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