What is Aphrodite?

  • (noun): Goddess of love and beauty and daughter of Zeus in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Venus.
    Synonyms: Cytherea


Aphrodite (i/æfrəˈdaɪti/ af-rə-DY-tee; Greek Ἀφροδίτη) is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. Her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus.

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Aphrodite Urania
... Aphrodite Urania (Ancient Greek Οὐρανία) was an epithet of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, signifying "heavenly" or "spiritual", to distinguish ... Aphrodite Urania was represented in Greek art with a swan, a tortoise or a globe ...
Loukas Sideras - Biography - Aphrodite's Child
... Later on he met Vangelis and Demis Roussos, they formed Aphrodite's Child ... After Aphrodite's Child split up in 1972, Lucas began to compose his own music and released his first solo album, One Day with Polydor-France, selling 28.000 copies ...
Ladice (Cyrenaean Princess) - Prayer To Aphrodite
... Ladice made a silent prayer to the Greek Goddess of love Aphrodite ... If Aphrodite could save her life and her marriage, she would dedicate a statue to her in Cyrene ... Ladice ordered a statue to be made in the image of Aphrodite and she sent the statue to Cyrene, where it was placed looking outward from the city ...
LGBT Themes In Mythology - European Mythologies - Greek
... considered patrons of homosexual love between males, such as the love goddess Aphrodite and gods in her retinue, such as the Erotes Eros, Himeros and Pothos ... In the poetry of Sappho, Aphrodite is identified as the patron of lesbians ... Aphroditus was an androgynous Aphrodite from Cyprus, in later mythology became known as Hermaphroditus the son of Hermes and Aphrodite ...