Aphrodite, literally meaning out of foam, was the ancient Greek goddess of love, beauty, desire, passion, fertility and sexuality. She is known for being a major figure in ancient Greek mythology and folklore. Aphrodite was most likely originally a goddess from the east (like the Astarte of the Phoenicians) who personified the creative power of nature. In the epics of Homer she was a daughter of Zeus and Dione, but in another myth she was born out of the foam of the sea, who first arrived ashore on the island of Cyprus, which also was devoted to her worship. Aphrodite is the most beautiful of all goddesses, and no god or man could resist the wonderful seductive power that radiated from her being. The secret of her magical powers lies partly in her girdle of love, which she could lend to others as well. Her official husband is the lame and ugly god Hephaestus, and this relationship between the goddess of beauty and the hallmark of ugliness amongst the gods had become the subject of much ridicule even at the time of Homer. Aphrodite has numerous relationships with both other gods and with humans. The god of love Eros is mentioned as the fruit and offspring of her sexual interactions with Ares. Aphrodite performs with a variety of names; but two of them are of particular importance: Urania and Pandemos. The latter term denotes the goddess as the representative of the earthly, sensual love, through whose power nature’s generating powers are brought to life and activity. Urania, on the other hand, is the heavenly Aphrodite, who grants grace and blessings from on high.
Was the Goddess Aphrodite Sexy?
Oh well, I think she was really sexy! She was made out the foam that arose out of the sea, a foam which was of the castrated genitalia of a Primordial god called Uranus! I mean how is that not sexy, right?
Aphrodite had many names and by the time the Romans adopted her, she was known as Venus!
Did you know that according to the myths, she wasn’t born a babe, but a fully grown irresistible woman. I mean how awesome isn’t that!
She was a fiesty sexy gal who bestowed ecstasy and dissolution upon the whomever had the chance of sharing a night with her.
Interesting facts about Aphrodite
- Aphrodite’s main function in Greek mythology was to simply be beautiful and desirable. She was the goddess of love, beauty, desire, passion, fertility, and sexuality.
- There are two different origin stories for Aphrodite. One was the above-mentioned story of how she arose of the sea foam created by the castrated private parts of the primordial god Uranus, and the other story describes her as being the daughter of the Olympian god Zeus and Dione (an ancient Titan goddess of the earth and fertility).
- The ancient city-state Corinth was the main place of worship of Aphrodite. The so called Temple of Aphrodite at Acrocorinth was located here and was famous for being a place of sacred sex/prostitution.
- Aphrodite was the mother of Eros or also known as Cupid in the Roman world. In fact once she convinced her bow-carrying offspring to make Zeus fall in love with a mortal human woman called Europa. (This happened more frequently than you might think!)
- Aphrodite had many lovers, marriages and children. She was married to Hephaestus (unwillingly) and she was also lovers to Ares (God of War) and Hermes (God of Trade and the Messenger of the Gods).
- For the majority of the prostitutes of the ancient world, Aphrodite or Venus was considered as their main patron.