Aphrodite Facts – 50 Fun Facts About Aphrodite
Facts about Aphrodite
Aphrodite symbols are Dove, Sparrow, Girdle, Mirror, Swan, Dolphin, Rose, Scallop Shell, and Myrtle.
Aphrodite children are the Graces, Priapus, Aeneas and Tyche, Eros, Phobos, Deimos, Harmonia, Pothos Anteros, Himeros, Hermaphroditos, Rhode, Eryx, Peitho, and Eunomia
Eros – god of love is Aphrodite’s son
Aphrodite’s son Eros was often depicted carrying a hare, as a symbol of unquenchable desire.
Aphrodite offered Eros a unique ball as a gift if he would do her bidding. She said that it was as good as any gift he could get from Hephaestus
Her son Himeros is regarded as the god of sexual desires while her other son Potthos has been deemed as the god of longing and yearning. Graces or the Charites has been conceived by her from her union with Dionysus – the god of wine
In fact she was one of the 12 Olympian gods who resided on the summit of Mount Olympus
Her beauty was a curse and many gods believed that rivalry would precipitate a war between the gods.
Aphrodite was married by her father to Hephaestus because his unsightliness and deformity deemed that he was not a threat
It was also one of the reasons that despite having a husband like Hephaestus Aphrodite had many lovers.