Aphrodite in Greek Mythology
An analysis of Aphrodite, who ruled the realm of pleasure, beauty, and fertility; Apollo, the god of music; Zeus, the god of the sky; and Poseidon, the god of the sea.
# 50247 | 1,765 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2004 |
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This paper begins by discussing Aphrodite, the goddess of love. It also deals with the history behind the goddess and her purpose and importance in Greek life. It then focuses on Zeus and discusses the god?s history and worship, respectively. It then follows the same pattern for Apollo and, finally, discusses Poseidon.
From the Paper:"There is some disagreement about the origins of Aphrodite. The poet Hesiod for example holds that she was formed from sea-foam, while Homer has a more conventional view of Zeus and Dione as the godess's parents (Barthell 31). She was chosen by Paris, the Trojan prince as the most beautiful over Hera and Athena. It appears that she bribed him into saying this by offering the love of the most beautiful woman in the world. At the time, Helen of Troy - originally Helen of Sparta - held this position, and as promised by Aphrodite, offered her love to Paris. The two eloped, after which Helen of Sparta became Helen of Troy. The consequence was the Trojan War, where Aphrodite remained loyal to Paris (Barthell 33)."
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