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submitted by Jim Tzannes on 19.08.2005

Excellent Myths site.

Particularly for APHRODITE

Aphrodite governs desire and sexuality. She is also known as Cytherea, Cypris, and Venus (Roman). She is often pictured with a sceptre or a mirror.

Direct Links to the following texts which reference Aphrodite.



Apollodorus 1.3.1

Hesiod: Theogony 195

Homer: Iliad 5.363


Pausanias 4.30.5

Plato: Phaedrus 265b

Homeric Hymn 5.1

Homeric Hymn 6.1

Euripides: Medea 630, Euripides: Medea 636

Sexual Encounters and Offspring

Adonis: Apollodorus 1.3.3, Apollodorus 3.14.4

Anchises -> Aeneas: Apollodorus 3.12.3, Homer: Iliad 2.820, Homeric Hymn 5.1
Read the whole Hymn by using the "Next Section" link.

Ares -> Harmonia, Panic, and Fear: Apollodorus 3.4.2, Pausanias 5.18.5, Plato: Symposium 196d, Pindar: Pythian 4.86, Hesiod: Theogony 930, Hesiod: Theogony 975, Homer: Odyssey 8.265, Homer: Odyssey 8.295, Homer: Odyssey 8.343

Dionysos -> Priapus: Pausanias 9.31.2

Other Encounters

Aeneas: Homer: Iliad 5.310

Athene: Homer: Iliad 21.415

Butes: Apollodorus 1.9.25

Creusa: Pausanias 10.26.1

Daughters of Pandareos: Pausanias 10.30.1, Homer: Odyssey 20.65

Dawn: Apollodorus 1.4.4

Diomedes: Apollodorus e.4.2, Homer: Iliad 5.318, Homer: Iliad 5.363, Homer: Iliad 5.416

Hera: Homer: Iliad 14.185, Homer: Iliad 14.193

Hector: Homer: Iliad 23.185

Lemnian women: Apollodorus 1.9.18

Love: Plato: Symposium 203c

Pandora: Hesiod: Works and Days 65

Paris (Alexander): Apollodorus e.3.2, Apollodorus e.4.1

Paris and Helen: Homer: Iliad 3.380, Homer: Iliad 3.381, Homer: Iliad 3.421

Phaethon: Hesiod: Theogony 975

Tyndareus: Pausanias 3.15.11


Also see Aphrodite images.

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