Cyprus is nicknamed the Isle of Love because it is the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite.
Now, after a cultural tug-of-war and a lengthy trial in Rome, Aphrodite is finally going home to Sicily.
The exact spot where Aphrodite was born of foam is just off the coast of Kythira, and anyone can visit it.
Aphrodite and the Gods of Love acknowledges her crucial role in the epic Trojan War with The Judgement of Paris.
One Aphrodite is Urania or celestial, the other Pandemos or common.
Among the ancients, the goddess Venus or Aphrodite was the symbol of beauty and love.
In course of time, a distinction arose in the conception of Aphrodite, expressed by the surname applied to her.
There is no representation of Aphrodite coming in a shell from across the sea.
His marriage to Aphrodite typifies "the association of fire with the life-giving forces of nature."
Aphrodite also was looked upon as a meteoric stone that fell from the moon.
Greek goddess of love and beauty; by the ancients, her name was derived from Greek aphros "foam," from the story of her birth, but perhaps it is ultimately from Phoenician Ashtaroth (Assyrian Ishtar). In 17c. English, pronounced to rhyme with night, right, etc.
The Greek and Roman goddess of love and beauty; the mother of Eros and Aeneas. In what may have been the first beauty contest, Paris awarded her the prize (the apple of discord), choosing her over Hera and Athena as the most beautiful goddess (see Judgment of Paris). She was thought to have been born out of the foam of the sea and is thus often pictured rising from the water, notably in The Birth of Venus, by Botticelli.