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APHRODITE was the great Olympian goddess of beauty, love, pleasure and and procreation. She was depicted as a beautiful woman usually accompanied by the winged godling Eros (Love). Her attributes included a dove, apple, scallop shell and mirror. In classical sculpture and fresco she was often depicted nude.
Some of the more famous myths featuring the goddess include:
Her birth from the sea foam;
Her adulterous affair with the god Ares;
Her love for Adonis, a handsome Cypriot youth who was tragically killed by a boar;
Her love for Ankhises, a shepherd-prince;
The judgement of Paris in which the goddess was awarded the prize of the golden apple in return for promising Paris Helene in marriage;
The Trojan War in which she supported her favourites Paris and Aeneas and was wounded in the fighting;
The race of Hippomenes for Atalanta, which was won with the help of the goddess and her golden apples;
The death of Hippolytos, who was destroyed by the goddess for scorning her worship;
The statue of Pygmalion which was brought to life by Aphrodite in answer to his prayers;
The persecution of Psykhe, the maiden loved by the goddess' son Eros

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  • Copyright: maria varipati (maria-v1981) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1192 W: 30 N: 1940] (10966)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2012-07-22
  • Categories: 自然
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  • Date Submitted: 2012-08-17 1:50
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