Aphrodite (Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World)

Aphrodite (Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World)


Aphrodite explores the various myths and meanings of the Greek goddess of affection, intercourse and wonder. probably the most extensively worshipped and renowned deities in Greek antiquity, Aphrodite emerges from the imaginations of the traditional Greek writers and artists as a multifaceted, robust and charismatic determine. This quantity explores the significance of Aphrodite for the traditional Greeks, in addition to her enduring impact as a logo of attractiveness, adornment, love and sexuality in modern tradition. In a wide-ranging research of the universality of Aphrodite’s strength and importance, this quantity illuminates the various complex degrees of divinity embodied by means of the appealing determine of Aphrodite.

Aphrodite bargains new insights into the traditional texts and creative representations of the goddess, in addition to a finished survey of the present scholarship concerning the origins and interpretations of Aphrodite, while additionally highlighting her everlasting well known charm throughout cultures and generations. A goddess of affection who's now not afraid to go into the battlefield; a goddess of physically adornment who's the 1st to seem absolutely nude; a goddess born of the ocean who emerges into the open sky: Aphrodite is a polyvalent deity, plural in nature, functionality and significance.

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