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In Greek mythology, '''Aphrodite''' was the [[Greece|Greek]] [[Goddess]] of [[beauty]] and [[love]]. She was called [[Venus]] by the [[Roman]]s, after the evening [[star]] (which we know today is a [[planet]] called [[Venus]]).
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In Greek mythology, '''Aphrodite''' was the [[Greece|Greek]] [[Goddess]] of [[beauty]] and [[love]].<ref name="a">{{Nuttall|Aphrodi`te}}</ref> She was called [[Venus]] by the [[Roman]]s, after the evening [[star]] (which we know today is a [[planet]] called [[Venus]]).
  
Aphrodite was married to [[Hephaestus]] (Vulcan), the [[blacksmith]] god but she was secretly in love with [[Ares]] (A.K.A [[Mars]]), the god of [[war]].
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Aphrodite was married to [[Hephaestus]] (Vulcan), the [[blacksmith]] god.<ref name="a"/> She was also said to be  secretly in love with [[Ares]] (A.K.A [[Mars]]), the god of [[war]].
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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.<ref name="a"/>
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==Notes==
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== See also ==
 
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Revision as of 11:33, 25 March 2008

In Greek mythology, Aphrodite was the Greek Goddess of beauty and love.[1] She was called Venus by the Romans, after the evening star (which we know today is a planet called Venus).

Aphrodite was married to Hephaestus (Vulcan), the blacksmith god.[1] She was also said to be secretly in love with Ares (A.K.A Mars), the god of war.

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.[1]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nuttall Encyclopedia of General Knowledge, article on Aphrodi`te originally published in 1907 written by Reverend James Wood

See also