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Aphrodite

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Title
Goddess of Love and Romance
Goddess of Lust and pleasure
Goddess of Beauty and Desire
Vital Statistics
Gender Female
Family
  • Ouranos (father)
  • Hephaestus (husband)
  • Numerous siblings
  • Numerous children Eros, Julius, silena beuargaurd
Status Immortal
Eye Color Any color but originaly OCEAN BLUE
Hair Color Any color but originaly blonde
Height Any height
Other
Affiliation

Unknown

Weapons

Unknown

Species Goddess
Home

Olympus

Roman form

Venus

Etruscan form Turan
Appearances

None

Actor None
Quests

None

Aphrodite (Αφροδίτη in Ancient Greek) is the goddess of beauty, love, desire, sexuality, and pleasure. Her Roman counterpart is Venus. She is the eldest of the Olympians, being the daughter of Ouranos.

History

After Kronos dismembered Ouranos, he threw his father's remains into the sea, and from the foam Aphrodite was born. The sea in which she was born is said to be near Paphos, a city at the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean sea. She lived a neutral existence during Kronos' reign. She may or may not have participated in the First Olympian War.

She later joined the Olympians after Zeus assumed power and quickly became the source of conflict among the gods. Although he was tempted to take her as his wife, Zeus eventually married her to Hephaestus, to destroy the conflict she had created between the other gods.

Unhappy with the marriage, Aphrodite had an affair with the handsome and passionate Ares even after her husband humiliated her by publicly exposing her relationship. She would also have romances with both mortals and other gods over the centuries.

Trojan War

Aphrodite contributed greatly to the cause of the Trojan War, which lasted ten years and caused the violent downfall of the city of Troy and deaths of thousands of people.

During the marriage of Thetis and Peleus, Eris in anger for not being invited tossed a Golden Apple into the room, where several goddesses saw it and fought over it. Eventually it came down to three goddesses, Aphrodite, Hera, and Athena. They quarreled over who was the fairest of them all, as the apple read "For the Fairest" on it. Zeus, tired of all the arguing sent Hermes to bring the first person he found to judge who is the fairest of the three goddesses. Unfortunately, he found Paris, Prince of Troy, to judge them. Hera offered him control over all Asia and Europe if she was picked, while Athena offered battle skills and intelligence. Aphrodite on the other hand offered him the hand of the most beautiful woman alive.

Paris thought nothing of Athena and Hera's offers, so he chose Aphrodite's gift. Aphrodite asked her son Eros to cause Helen to fall in love with Paris. He did as his mother asked and the two fell in love, resulting in Paris sneaking her back to the city of Troy.

However, Helen was already married to King Meneleus of Sparta and when he learned of what happened, he went to his brother Agammemnon and the two started a campaign against Troy, resulting in the Trojan War. Aphrodite supported Troy in the war, and intervened many times on behalf of Paris, and her favorite son, Aeneas, who was also of Trojan royalty.

Second Olympian Army

Appearance

Aphrodite is the personification of beauty, and appears to others as their personal perception of physical attraction, and Aphrodite tries to match their view as beautiful. This is why her true appearance is unknown. Aphrodite will take very good care of how she looks to others and is able to see the tiniest flaw in her appearance. 
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Venus

Main Article: Venus

Aphrodite can change into her Roman aspect as Venus. As Venus she becomes more disciplined, warlike and militaristic. She may have children or descendants at Camp Jupiter near San Francisco. The Greeks envisioned Aphrodite as a passionate and sensuous being. The Romans hailed Venus as the divine ancestress of their culture.

Personality

Aphrodite is both temperamental and arrogant. She is also shown to be crafty, flirtatious, and seductive. Despite these qualities, she is both very loving and passionate, having a faith in love that is absolute and true. Aphrodite is very benevolent and gentle to those she favors and deeply cares for her children as well as their fathers. Presiding over the most powerful of human feelings, she has great insight into mortal emotions as well as mortal nature by extension. She likes to meddle in their affairs of love between people (eg. Helen of Troy and Paris).

Abilities

She possesses the standard powers of a goddess. She has person abilities such as:

Trivia

  • Her name is the inspiration for aphrodisiac.
  • The planet Venus is named after her Roman counterpart.
  • Aphrodite has a belt (given to her by her husband, Hephaestus) that makes her seem even more beautiful.
  • She is unaffected by her Roman form, much like Nemesis and Dionysus.
  • Homeric sources claimed that Aphrodite is a daughter of Zeus and an Oceanid nymph named Dione.