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APHRODITE, HEPHAESTIJS, AI{N ARES Eros, unconquered in Combat! Eros, that Leaps down upon Theherds!You That pass the night- Watch on a girl's Softcheeks... You that stir up this Strife between two Men of the same Blood, while victory Goes to the force Oflove in the gaze; the Desiring eyes of Thebride shinewith Weddingjoy-this Power on its throne rules Equally with the great Laws,for the goddess Aphrodite at her play Cannotbe conquered. -SopnocrEs, Alrrcorr (78r-8o5) < r . Eros playfully blindfolds a woman. Attic redJigure skyphos. Workshop of the llioupersis Pointer, c. 375-350 gcr. Museum :f Art, Rhode lslond School of Design, Providence, Rhode lslond. RISD Museum Appropriotion Fund, 25.089. - ; E{
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2o4 ili"rlqi'Il:,+: : APHRODITE, HEPHAESTUS, AND ARES . Limenia (Of the Harbor) . Pandemus (Of All the People) F*ffi P&S&ffi ffiYffi S {" axfi mms:}, "Hgalorog PARENTAGE Hera alone or Zeus and Hera . Hephaesteion A temple in Hephaestus's honor in Athens. SICNIFICANT CULT TITTES . Andreiphontes (Manslaying) . Deinus (Fearsome) r.is*.::i:::r]:?::i;:i::'itxaea;..ii &FsF$$&ffi ffi HY$ {W**=a*m}" A<ppo5itq ATTRIB UTE S Hammer, tongs THE ESSENTIALS APHRODITE, HEPHAESTUS, AND ARES pAREr{TAGE Zeus and a goddess named Dione; alter- SICNIFIC,4}{T CULT"rIT'LES natively described as the "daughter" of Cronus's blood ' Chalceus (Of Bronze) on the sea Cyllopodium (Of Dragging Feet) 0FFSTRING Eros, Erotes, and Peitho (Persuasion) ' Polytechnes (of Many crafts) (with no male) and Aeneas (with Anchise.) SIGNIFICANT RITUATS AhlD SANCTUARIES ATTR.IBUTES Birds, the Erotes ' The Chalceia A festival for bronze worl<ers in Athens' SIGNIFI{ANT CULT TITLES ' Arn unnamed fire festival on Lemnos to purify the . Philommedes (Laughter-Loving or Genital-Loving) SIGNIFICANT RITTJALS AI{D SAN('IUARIIS 'Apnq . Aphrodite Pandemus A sanctuary dedicated to Aphro- dite and peitho on the Acropolis in Athens. - PARENTAGE Hera alone ot zets and Hera . The Adonia A festival for women only that recalled OFFSPRII{C Harmonia, Deimus (Terror), and Phobus the death of Adonis. (Fear) (with Aphrodite); the Amazons (with Harmonia); . Corinth A sanctuary on Acrocorinth with sacred and many more children with mortals lemale servants. ATTR.IBUTTS Helmet, spear, shield, greaves OFFSfRINc Twin sons, the Cabeiri (with Cabeiro) and SIGNIFICANT RITUALS AND SAI,{CTUARIES Erichthonius (with the involvement of Athena) . Altars in various Greek cities. . r. phrodite and Eros, her son or companion, are associated with desire, . attraction, and romance. In Figure 5.r, for example, Eros rides on the back of a woman, covering her eyes as he steers her blindly forward in a game whereby players must find rocks on the ground. On the other side of the vase (not shown) a young man stands in front of a seated woman who may be Aph- rodite. A bird, a frequent attribute of Aphrodite, is delicately perched on the goddess's finger; at a moment's notice, it might flit away.
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