jm12 - • Son by Ares or Hermes or Zeus o Cf Hesiod...

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__________________________________________________________________ o Demeter, Mistress of Wheat Goddess of agriculture, esp. grain De-meter (Mother) Sacred city: Eleusis, near Athens Persephone o Hestia, The Hearth Eldest child or Cronus and Rhea Protector of the home, the city and the large family Female role in the family Virgin who never left Olympus Roman Vesta Vestal Virgins o Role in Rome o Aphrodite, Goddess of Sexual Love The power of human sexual attraction Her constant companion was Eros (Cupid)
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Unformatted text preview: • Son by Ares ( or Hermes or Zeus) o Cf. Hesiod “Foam Born” (according to Hesiod) • Also called Cypris or Cytherea Possible Eastern Origins • Inanna, Ishtar, Astarte • Temple Prostitution (Corinth) o Hermaphroditus Son of Hermes and Aphrodite • Salmacis (nymph) o Physical Appearance o Ovid – Metamorphoses o Priapus Son of Aphrodite by Hermes or Dionysus Later Figure (Hellenistic Age)...
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