Unformatted text preview: Helen resists Aphrodite at first by not sleeping with Alexandros (Paris), but she eventually gives in. Adonis- Near Eastern god – Aphrodite falls in love with him. Hides him in a chest, which she gives to Persephone. She falls in love with Adonis. Zeus rules Adonis will spent 4 months in Hades with Persephone and four months with Aphrodite. Aphrodite conquers even Zeus in love. He sleeps with even mortal women (shame). Zeus wants Aphrodite to suffer the same shame. Enter Anchises. He is astonished by Aphrodite’s beauty. Anchises is not convinced she’s a mortal (she is disguised as a Phrygian princess). Aphrodite lies about her background, and he is persuaded. As Anchises sleeps, Aphrodite returns to her goddess form. Achises is terrified, and asks the goddess not to hurt him. She says she won’t. She says she will bear Aineias, the founder of Rome. wOw. But Anchises can’t come to Olympus with her....
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- Fall '07
- Greek Mythology, Zeus, HERA, Aphrodite Hippolytus, Aphrodite Exceptions