Statue of Aphrodite. Handmade of alabaster,and painted in museum patina.
According to ancient Greek mythology and religion, Aphrodite is the goddess of love, beauty, sexuality, pleasure and procreation. The planet Venus owes its name to it.
As with many ancient Greek deities, there are more than one myth about its origin. According to Hesiod,  he was born when Saturn cut off the genitals of his father, Uranus, and threw them into the sea. From the foam came the goddess, hence her name. According to Homer Iliad, she is the daughter of Zeus and Dionysus. Plato claims in the “Symposium” that both narratives are valid. But they refer to the birth of different entities. Of Urania and the Pandemic Aphrodite, patrons of the spiritual Platonic idealized and carnal hedonistic love respectively. Although extradited women considered Aphrodite their patron saint, her public worship was serious, solemn, and unpretentious.
LOVES OF APHRODITE
Because of her beauty, the gods feared that they would be led to war. So Zeus arranged for her to marry Hephaestus. Who, because of his ugliness and deformities, was not perceived as a threat. Aphrodite, however, had many lovers, both gods like Mars and people like Aghisis. She played an important role in the myth of Eros and the Soul, while she caused the birth of Adonis, who later became her lover. She is considered the mother of many even smaller deities and entities.
In the Trojan War, which he largely ignited helping Paris kidnap the Beautiful Helen, the goddess sided with the Trojans. Sacred beings of the goddess were myrtle, pigeons, sparrows, horses and swans. Aphrodite is also known as Kythera and Kyprida from her two main places of worship, Kythera and Cyprus, which claimed to be her birthplace. Thanks to the legend of her emergence from the sea, Aphrodite was widely worshiped as the protector of sailors, with the adjectives Pelagia, Euploia and Thalassia.