|Goddess of love and beauty and sexual desire|
|Symbol(s)||Dolphin, Rose, Scallop Shell, Myrtle, Dove, Sparrow, and Swan|
|Consort||Hephaestus or Ares|
Aphrodite (Greek Ἀφροδίτη 'risen from sea-foam') is the goddess of love and beauty in Greek mythology, and one of the Twelve Olympians. Many artists chose to portray her as a naked woman, or with very little clothing.
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Aphrodite was very beautiful, which made Hera afraid that she would be the cause of fights between the other gods. She therefore gave Aphrodite to Hephaestus. Hephaestus was happy to be married to Aphrodite and gave her many pieces of jewelry which were gifts of love, like a belt that when ever she wore it made men would be attracted to her. Aphrodite, however, she was not attracted to him. So she spent most of her time with Ares, but was also spent time with Adonis and Anchises.
- children with Ares (pronounced air-es): Harmonia, Deimos (pronounced day-mos), Phobosis, and Eros (pronounced e-ros).
- child with Anchises (pronounced an-chi-ses): Aeneas (pronounced ain-ne-us).
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