Winds of Olympus

Aphrodite: Goddess of Love and Beauty
Roman Name - Venus

Powers: love and beauty, fertility
Symbols: dove, apple, seashell, magic belt, mirror, sparrow, swan,

                 love of laughter
Parents: Uranus
Siblings:  Furies
Spouse: Hephaestus
Children: Eros, Aenas, Himeros
Flings: Adonis, Ares, Anchises
Appearance: Aphrodite usually appears wearing a magic girdle and carrying a mirror.
Throne: Aphrodite's throne is made of silver. It is inlaid with beryls and aquamarines. The back is                shaped like a large scallop shell. The cushion is made from soft swan's down. There is a                  golden mat of embroidered golden bees, apples and sparrows under her feet.
Friends: Helen of Troy, Paris, Melanion, Graces
Enemies: Helios, Hera, Artemis, Hestia, Athena

  • When Cronus killed his father, Uranus, he threw some of the body parts into the sea. The waters began to foam. From the foam rose the beautiful goddess Aphrodite. The waves carried her to Cypress. When she stepped onto the land, flowers sprang up beneath her feet.
  • Aphrodite, Hera and Athena vied for "most beautiful". The prize was a golden apple. Zeus decided Paris, prince of Troy, would decide who was fairest. Each goddess bribed Paris, but Aphrodite promised him Helen of Troy. He chose Aphrodite. This eventually led to the Trojan War.
  • She was quite fond of Ares.
  • Her favorite mortal boyfriend was Adonis. When he was killed, Persephone, queen of the Underworld, fell in love with him also. Aphrodite begged Zeus to return Adonis to her. He decided both could share him. Adonis would spend spring and summer with Aphrodite and fall and winter with Persephone.
  • She wears a magic girdle or belt which makes men fall in love with her.