Examples from the Web for aphrodite
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|DAILY BEAST
Now, after a cultural tug-of-war and a lengthy trial in Rome, Aphrodite is finally going home to Sicily.
With the casket in her hand, she knelt before the throne, but Aphrodite put out her hand and raised her up.Children of the Dawn|Elsie Finnimore Buckley
This Christian girl has now sought my help, and Aphrodite will heal her!The Death of the Gods|Dmitri Mrejkowski
We may take as an example what was perhaps the most famous statue of antiquity, the Aphrodite by Praxiteles at Cnidus.Religion and Art in Ancient Greece|Ernest Arthur Gardner
As a memorial of this noble action, her statue was erected in the temple of Aphrodite at Argos.Greek Women|Mitchell Carroll
It may have been the direct influence from her peep-hole on Olympus of Sappho's own Aphrodite.Yellowstone Nights|Herbert Quick
British Dictionary definitions for aphrodite
Word Origin and History for aphrodite
Greek goddess of love and beauty; by the ancients, her name was derived from Greek aphros "foam," from the story of her birth, but perhaps it is ultimately from Phoenician Ashtaroth (Assyrian Ishtar). In 17c. English, pronounced to rhyme with night, right, etc.
Culture definitions for aphrodite
[Roman name Venus]
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.