Aphrodite Facts – 50 Fun Facts About Aphrodite
Fun facts about Aphrodite
Her list of lovers included both gods and men.
God Ares and the mortal Anchises were her lovers and so where, Poseidon, Hermes, Dionysus, Adonis.
Aphrodite’s union with Anchices, the prince from Dardania led to the birth of Aeneas, a Trojan hero but she did not have any son from her husband Hephaestus.
In some legends Anchises is said to be a Trojan shepherd and one of the mortal lovers of Aphrodite and both conceived Aeneas
Aphrodite and Cupid teamed to make Zeus fall in love with a human named Europa.
She was also involved in the tale of Eros and Psyche when the followers off Psyche did not worship Venus but instead worshiped her.
A legend goes that Aphrodite cast a spell upon Pasiphae, the wife of King Minos and in a state of trance she was copulated by a bull and the result was the monstrous Minotaur, a man-eating monster having the head of a bull on the body of a man. The monster was eventually killed by Theseus. The word monster originated from Minotaur
Aphrodite obtained the services of Eros(Cupid) to get her revenge but the god of love fell to the girl’s charm
Aphrodite was the lover as well as surrogate mother of Adonis.
It led to a bitter quarrel with Persephone and Zeus mediated between the two and decreed that Adonis will spend half of the year with Aphrodite and half with Persephone.