"Out of the sea was rising lovely-crowned Kypris, foam-blossoms still upon her hair; and round her hovered smiling witchingly Himeros (Desire), and danced the Kharites (Graces) lovely-tressed. "Did not the water conceive Aphrodite by a heavenly husbandry [Ouranos], and bring her forth from the deeps? Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C7th - 4th B.C.) Suda On Line) (Byzantine Greek lexicon C10th A.D.) : Ptolemy Hephaestion, New History Book 7 (summary from Photius, Myriobiblon 190) (trans. The gods were sometimes described as competing at the founding of the Olympic and Pythian Games, the latter including musical contests. ... Aphrodite with vegetal Kalathos and Eros, from Golgoi. : Homer, Odyssey 8. . According to the former, Aphrodite was the daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Diona, thus making her a second-generation goddess, much like the most Olympians. 193 ff (trans. 8 (trans. ", Ovid, Metamorphoses 5. 0000003531 00000 n ", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 14. 0000049546 00000 n 0000004058 00000 n ", Aphrodite challenged Athena to a contest in weaving. In the midst of the furrow, like a lily wound among violets, Kypris shines out from the clam sea. Campbell, Vol. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C8th or 7th B.C.) Aphrodite bestowed her gifts on Pandora the first woman, commissioned by Zeus to punish mankind for Prometheus' theft of fire. ", Ovid, Fasti 2. : Plato, Symposium 178 (trans. : Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 5. 1023 0 obj <> endobj xref 1023 27 0000000016 00000 n Shewring) (Greek epic C8th B.C.) Even though married to Hephaestus, she had affairs with all Olympians except Zeus and Hades, most famously with Ares, the god of war. Title and Author/Editor: Aphrodite (Pierre Louÿs), Histoire du surréalisme (Maurice Nadeau), Histoire du surréalisme: Documents surréalistes (Maurice Nadeau), André Marchand (Text by G. P. Brabant), Montaigne sa vie publique et privée (Fortunate Strowski), La peinture et la mode: Quarante ans après Cézanne (Léon Werth), and more: Genre: Literary and Classic, Romance Kypros thy famed mother fair. Her gods and men call Aphrodite, and Aphrogeneia (the foam-born) because she grew amid the foam, and well-crowned (eustephanos) Kythereia because she reached Kythera, and Kyprogenes because she was born in billowy Kypros, and Philommedes (Genital-Loving) because sprang from the members. ", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 13. The goddess of love emerged from the waters on a scallop shell, fully-grown, nude, and more beautiful than anything anyone had ever seen before or since. : The Anacreontea, Fragment 57 (trans. . 267 ff (trans. 6. Only afterward she revealed herself, promising him a noble son and warning him to keep the affair to himself. Hesiod, Theogony 176 ff (trans. "Aphrodite delighted to be with Nerites in the sea [after her birth] and loved him. Aphrodite had 26 siblings: Aeacus, Angelos, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Dionysus, Eileithyia, Enyo, Eris, Ersa, Hebe, Helen of Troy, Hephaestus, Heracles, Hermes, Minos, Pandia, Persephone, Perseus, Rhadamanthus, the Graces, the Horae, the Litae, the Muses and the Moirai. Both very mythical in the sense that those stories could NEVER happen in the real world.
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