Golden Athena

Paper Rating: Word Count: 410 Approx Pages: 2

"Muse, tell me the deeds of golden Aphrodite the Cyprian, who stirs up sweet passion in the gods and subdues the tribes of mortal men and birds that fly in air and all the many creatures that the dry land rears, and all that the sea: all these love the deeds of rich-crowned Cytherea." (Hom.Hym.5.5) Aphrodite was beautiful, and often depicted with flowers and vegetation that surrounding her golden aura representing her connection with fertility. The name Aphrodite literally means foam born, and according to the poet Hesiod she was born from the sea foam that surrounded the immortal flesh w... Continue Reading