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Aphrodite is known as the Greek Goddess of love, desire, beauty, fertility, the sea, and vegetation. It is said that when Cronus was castrated by Uranus, and his part was thrown into the sea, Aphrodite was thus born and arose on a large shell, thus her name being translated "foam-risen". The sea nymphs dressed her and adorned her with flowers and gold. There are many other tales of Aphrodite, as her Roman name is Venus, she is also known as the daughter of Zeus and Dione.

APHRODITE / VENUS Goddess of love, desire and beauty. There are two accounts of her birth. One says she is the daughter of Zeus and Dione. The other that when Kronus castrated Uranus, tossing his severed genitals into the sea, she arose on a giant scallop and walked to shore in Cyprus. Zeus married her to Hephaestus to control the other gods jealousy. Aphrodite later was both Adonis' lover and his surrogate mother. Myrtles, doves, sparrows, horses, and swans are sacred to her.

Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. Her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus. Historically, her cult in Greece was imported from, or influenced by, the cult of Astarte in Phoenicia. According to Hesiod's Theogony, she was born when Cronus cut off Uranus' genitals and threw them into the sea, and from the sea foam (aphros) arose Aphrodite. Thus Aphrodite is of an older generation than Zeus. Because of her beauty, other gods feared that jealousy would…

Atheism, Religion, God is Imaginary. For those who don't know me well, let me tell you a little secret. I am an atheist. That doesn't mean that I hate your god or Jesus. It simply means that I have not been presented with sufficient compelling evidence to conclude that either exists. The same goes for: Thor, Jupiter, Poseidon, Mithra, Ra, Shiva, Mars, Zues, Venus... and all the rest....: