6 Aphrodite and Artemis; Marriage and Initiation

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Aphrodite and Artemis: Marriage and Initiation The Odyssey Aphrodite and Ares Eros/Ares and Aphrodite had an affair while Aphrodite was married to Hephaestus, Hera’s weak and lame son The sun told Hephaestus what was going on, and he chained them up with a netted trap on his bed which they made love in He demanded Zeus give him back all gifts he gave Aphrodite Poseidon, sustainer of earth, Hermes, swift runner, and Apollo, lord of the bow came Ares fled to Thrace, Aphrodite to Paphos The Female Deities Demeter, Mistress of Wheat Oversaw the fruitfulness of agriculture Hestia, the Hearth Eldest child of Cronus and Rhea Fireplace in every house/family Aphrodite, Goddess of Sexual Love Her constant companion was Ares/Eros “sexual desire” (cupid) Often referred to in literature as Cypris (where she went after rising from the foam) Worship of Aphrodite- temple prostitution Hermaphroditus and Priapus
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ASTRO 2 taught by Professor Stanek during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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