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1 Aphrodite Goddess of love, beauty, and sexuality.

2 Goddess of… Love Beauty Sexuality

3 Even fictional characters support Trojans!  APHRODITE & THE TROJAN WAR  I) THE ILIAD: PERSUADES ARES TO SUPPORT THE TROJANS  At the outset of the Trojan War the gods took sides. Ares promised his mother Hera and Athena that he would side with them and support the Greeks, but Aphrodite persuaded him otherwise and he joined the Trojan faction.  Homer, Iliad ff (trans. Lattimore) (Greek epic C8th B.C.) : "[Athena declared:] ‘Violent Ares, that thing of fury, evil-wrought, that double-faced liar who even now protested to Hera and me, promising that he would fight against the Trojans and stand by the Argives. Now, all promises forgotten, he stands by the Trojans.’"  Homer, Iliad ff : "[Hera to Zeus:] ‘Father Zeus, are you not angry with Ares for his violent acts, for killing so many and such good Akhaian warriors for now reason, and out of due order, to grieve me? And meanwhile Kypris [Aphrodite] and Apollon of the silver bow take their ease and their pleasure having let loose this maniac who knows nothing of justice.’

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5 It is what the Greek people believed in back in the day. There are still some nutty dudes out there that wish Aphrodite would visit them once in a while!!!!!


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