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Aphrodite Statue

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Aphrodite Heyl, 200 BC. Clay. Anatolia. Antikensammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin

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Venus de Milo (Aphrodite), Greek statue (marble), discovered on the island of Milos, 2nd century BC (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

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Venus (Aphrodite), Roman statue (marble), 1st–2nd century AD, (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

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Flower Figures N°02 - Jean-Michel Bihorel

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APHRODITE / VENUS Goddess of love, desire and beauty. There are two accounts of her birth. One says she is the daughter of Zeus and Dione. The other that when Kronus castrated Uranus, tossing his severed genitals into the sea, she arose on a giant scallop and walked to shore in Cyprus. Zeus married her to Hephaestus to control the other gods jealousy. Aphrodite later was both Adonis' lover and his surrogate mother. Myrtles, doves, sparrows, horses, and swans are sacred to her.

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Aphrodite Statue

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"Aphrodite is the goddess of love, desire and beauty. In addition to her natural gifts she has a magical girdle that compels anyone she wishes to desire her. She is the wife of Hephaestus. The myrtle is her tree. The dove, the swan, and the sparrow her birds. Her favorite lover is the god of war, Ares. She represented sex, affection, and the attraction that binds people together."

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Lely’s Venus, showing Aphrodite surprised as she bathes. Roman copy of the Imperial era after the Greek Hellenistic original, marble, 2nd century AD.