Thursday, June 3, 2010
Aphrodite is the goddess of love and beauty. She has a magical girdle that compels anyone she wishes to desire her. There are two accounts of her birth. One says she is the daughter of Zeus and Dione. The other goes back to when Cronus castrated Uranus and tossed him into the sea. Aphrodite then arose from the sea on a silkily bed of sea foam then she walked to shore in Cyprus. She is the wife of Hephaestus. The only reason she is married to Hephaestus is because Zeus did not want a war to erupt over whose bride she wants to be. The myrtle is her tree. The dove, the swan, and the sparrow her birds.