the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty, identified by the Romans with Venus.
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How to use Aphrodite in a sentence
Cyprus is nicknamed the Isle of Love because it is the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite.
The exact spot where Aphrodite was born of foam is just off the coast of Kythira, and anyone can visit it.
Aphrodite and the Gods of Love acknowledges her crucial role in the epic Trojan War with The Judgement of Paris.‘Aphrodite and the Gods of Love’: Museum Exhibit Gets Visitors in the Mood for Valentine's Day | Lizzie Crocker | February 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now, after a cultural tug-of-war and a lengthy trial in Rome, Aphrodite is finally going home to Sicily.
Thus, Aphrodite was celebrated with lascivious dances, and Dionysus with drunken revels.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
It was as though I had suddenly entered the last hiding-place of Aphrodite herself.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa | Edward Hutton
"The most probable one is the next inner planet, Aphrodite," replied Morey.Islands of Space | John W Campbell
In any case, the planets Aphrodite and Terra were by far the most interesting.Islands of Space | John W Campbell
The only one we managed to catch was the woman calling herself Aphrodite, or Venus.Pagan Passions | Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for Aphrodite
Greek myth the goddess of love and beauty, daughter of Zeus: Roman counterpart: Venus Also called: Cytherea
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Cultural definitions for Aphrodite
The Greek and Roman goddess of love and beauty; the mother of Eros and Aeneas. In what may have been the first beauty contest, Paris awarded her the prize (the apple of discord), choosing her over Hera and Athena as the most beautiful goddess (see Judgment of Paris). She was thought to have been born out of the foam of the sea and is thus often pictured rising from the water, notably in The Birth of Venus, by Botticelli.
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