In Greek mythology, Aphrodite was the Goddess of beauty and love.
Aphrodite was married to Hephaestus (Vulcan), the blacksmith god. She was also said to be secretly in love with Ares the god of war (known in Roman mythology as Mars).
Being the queen of beauty she had been given the golden apple by Paris, and possessed the power of conferring beauty, by means of her magic girdle, the cestus, on others.
Her Roman counterpart was Venus.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nuttall Encyclopedia of General Knowledge, article on Aphrodi`te originally published in 1907 written by Reverend James Wood