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ˌæf rəˈdaɪ tiaphrodite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Aphrodite, Cythereanoun

    goddess of love and beauty and daughter of Zeus in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Venus

Wiktionary

  1. Aphroditenoun

    The goddess of beauty and love, born when Cronus castrated Uranus and threw his genitalia into the sea.

  2. aphroditenoun

    A soft and earthy mineral of a white or yellowish color, and with a waxy lustre, found at Langbanshytta in Sweden. It is a hydrated silicate of magnesia, and resembles meerschaum.

  3. Etymology: From Ἀφροδίτη, usually connected with ἀφρός, but possibly of origin.

Wikipedia

  1. Aphrodite

    Aphrodite ( (listen) AF-rə-DY-tee; Greek: Ἀφροδίτη, translit. Aphrodítē; Attic Greek pronunciation: [a.pʰro.dǐː.tɛː], Koine Greek: [a.ɸroˈdi.te̝], Modern Greek: [a.froˈði.ti]) is an ancient Greek goddess associated with love, lust, beauty, pleasure, passion, and procreation. She was syncretized with the Roman goddess Venus. Aphrodite's major symbols include myrtles, roses, doves, sparrows, and swans. The cult of Aphrodite was largely derived from that of the Phoenician goddess Astarte, a cognate of the East Semitic goddess Ishtar, whose cult was based on the Sumerian cult of Inanna. Aphrodite's main cult centers were Cythera, Cyprus, Corinth, and Athens. Her main festival was the Aphrodisia, which was celebrated annually in midsummer. In Laconia, Aphrodite was worshipped as a warrior goddess. She was also the patron goddess of prostitutes, an association which led early scholars to propose the concept of "sacred prostitution" in Greco-Roman culture, an idea which is now generally seen as erroneous. In Hesiod's Theogony, Aphrodite is born off the coast of Cythera from the foam (ἀφρός, aphrós) produced by Uranus's genitals, which his son Cronus had severed and thrown into the sea. In Homer's Iliad, however, she is the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Plato, in his Symposium, asserts that these two origins actually belong to separate entities: Aphrodite Ourania (a transcendent, "Heavenly" Aphrodite) and Aphrodite Pandemos (Aphrodite common to "all the people"). Aphrodite had many other epithets, each emphasizing a different aspect of the same goddess, or used by a different local cult. Thus she was also known as Cytherea (Lady of Cythera) and Cypris (Lady of Cyprus), because both locations claimed to be the place of her birth. In Greek mythology, Aphrodite was married to Hephaestus, the god of fire, blacksmiths and metalworking. Aphrodite was frequently unfaithful to him and had many lovers; in the Odyssey, she is caught in the act of adultery with Ares, the god of war. In the First Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, she seduces the mortal shepherd Anchises. Aphrodite was also the surrogate mother and lover of the mortal shepherd Adonis, who was killed by a wild boar. Along with Athena and Hera, Aphrodite was one of the three goddesses whose feud resulted in the beginning of the Trojan War and she plays a major role throughout the Iliad. Aphrodite has been featured in Western art as a symbol of female beauty and has appeared in numerous works of Western literature. She is a major deity in modern Neopagan religions, including the Church of Aphrodite, Wicca, and Hellenismos.

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  1. aphrodite

    Aphrodite is a goddess from ancient Greek mythology, known as the goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. She is often depicted in art as a highly attractive woman and has been a central figure in countless myths, including the Trojan War. Aphrodite is equivalent to the Roman goddess Venus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aphroditenoun

    the Greek goddess of love, corresponding to the Venus of the Romans

  2. Aphroditenoun

    a large marine annelid, covered with long, lustrous, golden, hairlike setae; the sea mouse

  3. Aphroditenoun

    a beautiful butterfly (Argunnis Aphrodite) of the United States

  4. Etymology: [Gr. .]

Wikidata

  1. Aphrodite

    Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. Her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus. According to Hesiod's Theogony, she was born when Cronus cut off Uranus's genitals and threw them into the sea, and she arose from the sea foam. According to Homer's Iliad, she is the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Because of her beauty, other gods feared that their rivalry over her would interrupt the peace among them and lead to war, so Zeus married her to Hephaestus, who, because of his ugliness and deformity, was not seen as a threat. Aphrodite had many lovers—both gods, such as Ares, and men, such as Anchises. She played a role in the Eros and Psyche legend, and later was both Adonis's lover and his surrogate mother. Many lesser beings were said to be children of Aphrodite. Aphrodite is also known as Cytherea and Cypris after the two cult sites, Cythera and Cyprus, which claimed to be her place of birth. Myrtle, doves, sparrows, horses, and swans were said to be sacred to her. The ancient Greeks identified her with the Ancient Egyptian goddess Hathor. Aphrodite had many other names, such as Acidalia, Cytherea and Cerigo, each used by a different local cult of the goddess in Greece. The Greeks recognized all of these names as referring to the single goddess Aphrodite, despite the slight differences in what these local cults believed the goddess demanded of them. The Attic philosophers of the 4th century, however, drew a distinction between a celestial Aphrodite of transcendent principles, and a separate, "common" Aphrodite who was the goddess of the people.

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Mythology

  1. Aphrodite

    (Aph′rodi′te), a Greek name of Venus.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Aphrodite in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Aphrodite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    More than 40 tourists and crew members plunged into the waters of Ha Long Bay on Friday to escape the growing inferno on the docked wooden Aphrodite Cruise ship, the New Zealand Herald reported. The crew did their best but they were all very young and obviously overwhelmed by the circumstances, the passengers were guided to the sun deck of the ship and thereafter given no direction or support. It definitely felt as if it was just chaos.

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