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Goddes of love and beauty,who bequiled all, gods and men alike. The laughter, loving goddess, who laughed sweetly or mockingly at those her wiles had conquered the irresistible goddess who stole away even the wits of the wise. She is the daughter of Zeus and Diane in the Iliad, but in the later poems she is said to have sprung from the foam of the sea and her name explained as meaning "the foam-risen." Aphros is foam in Greek. This sea-birth took place near Cythera, from where she was wafted to Cyprus. Both Islands were ever after scared to her, she was called Cytherea.

She is identified with Sabine Vacuna, Etruscan Turan, and the greek Aphrodite and Nerine, and she is considered the Mother of the Roman People. She is often confused with the Roman goddess, Venus. Aphrodite holds great power over both mortals and immortals.


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1. How was she born?

2.What is her Greek name?

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