Classical Mythology/Love, Fertility and Power: Aphrodite
Objectives[edit | edit source]
By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:
Married to the god Hephaestus, but her consort is Ares.
Goddess of beauty and desire. Causes gods/goddess and animals to mate. Even tricked her father Zeus to mate with a mortal. However, her father being omnipotent saw through her trickery gave her a taste of her own medicine. Zeus tricked her into having her fall in love with a mortal man named Anchise. She bore him an offspring, Aeneas.
Born from seafoam.
Hymn to Aphrodite by Homer.
Aphrodite's birth and origins[edit | edit source]Hesiod tells of Aphrodite's birth and nature.|conclusion=