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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 Aphrodites beauty. Anchises is not convinced shes 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 wont. She says she will bear Aineias, the founder of Rome. wOw. But Anchises cant come to Olympus with her....
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course C C 303 taught by Professor Faulkner during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Fall '07