God of the Week: Aphrodite

4/4/2011: Aphrodite

Aphrodite is the ancient Greek goddess of love. In myth, she sprung fully formed from the ocean waves once Cronus severed the testicles of the sky god Uranus and cast them into the sea, making her an older sibling of Zeus.

In worship, her principle center of worship was in the coastal city of Paphos in which she was worshiped from possibly as early as the 3rd millenium BCE, to 391 CE when Theodosius I outlawed non-Christian religions.

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2 Comments on “God of the Week: Aphrodite”

  1. I dunno. Can you really trust a goddess that won’t show her hooters?

  2. Victor Says:

    She was much more shy than the other goddesses.

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