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The main symbols of Aphrodite are scallop shells, seashells, mirrors, golden apples, the Evening Star (planet Venus), Number 5, the ocean, and the triangle
There are many beliefs as to how Aphrodite was born. The main story, however, is that she was born as an adult from the sea foam ,or "Aphros", from the castrated male part of Uranus that was thrown into the sea by Cronus, his son. "Aphros" gave her her name. Aphrodite was believed to have been born pregnant with Eros and Himeros(twins) even though others say that the babies were hers and Ares. She is said to have been born as the oldest of all the gods and goddesses but she has eternal youth and beauty.
Aphrodite is the Greek Goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. She is the most beautiful of the Greek goddesses.
The animals of Aphrodite are the dolphin, swan, dove, sparrow, bees, and goats
Aphrodite was married to Hephaestus, the lame and ugly god of fire and crafting, or blacksmith. He was awarded her hand in marriage by Aphrodite's father Zeus so that no gods would fight over her and try to steal her away. Aphrodite had no interest in Hephaestus and indulged in many affairs with better looking gods, constantly cheating on him even though he tried his hardest to impress her.
Aphrodite had affairs with:
--Ares (9 children: The Erotes [Eros and Himeros] Phobos, Deimos, Harmonia, Arethousa, Adrestia, Anteros, and Atesia)
--Dionysus (5 children: the Charities [Aglaea, Euphosyne, Iakkhos, and Thalia], Hymenaios, and Priapus)
--Hermes (4 children: Tyche, Peitho, Eunomia, and Hermaphroditus)
--Ankhises (3 children: Aeneas, Lyros, and Astynoos)
--Poseidon (2 children: Rhodos, and Herophilos)
--Adonis (1 child: Beroe)
--Boutes (1 child: Eryx)
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