Goddess of Love (Goddess Summoning, #5) by P.C. CastThe story of the mythical Venus who comes to life to help a nerdy woman find her inner goddess.
Pea Chamberlain needs a makeover-shoes, hair, clothes, make-up-if she wants to attract an ubersexy fireman. And who could better coax Pea out of her pod than the Goddess of Love, whom she invokes in a moment of desperation?
Venus works her magic on Pea, but who will help her when she falls for that same sexy fireman? Could Venus need a love makeover for herself? Check out the five-alarm heat when the Goddess of Love unexpectedly loses her heart.
Aphrodite (Venus) – Greek Goddess of Love, Beauty, Pleasure, and Procreation
Angela is a lover of the supernatural and Greek mythology. Although naturally skeptical loves hearing theories and stories of the unknown. The Greek gods are unlike any other idols that people have created. The Greeks felt that gods should be able to go about their daily lives just as humans do, except they would be in charge of certain aspects of life, with superhuman abilities, and of course, immortality. Aphrodite was chosen as the goddess of love and is believed to embody all things that deal with love, desire, beauty, fertility, and the sea.
Aphrodite , ancient Greek goddess of sexual love and beauty, identified with Venus by the Romans. Aphrodite was, in fact, widely worshipped as a goddess of the sea and of seafaring; she was also honoured as a goddess of war, especially at Sparta , Thebes , Cyprus , and other places. However, she was known primarily as a goddess of love and fertility and even occasionally presided over marriage. Although prostitutes considered Aphrodite their patron, her public cult was generally solemn and even austere. In Book 8 of the Odyssey , Aphrodite was mismatched with Hephaestus , the lame smith god, and she consequently spent her time philandering with the handsome god of war, Ares by whom she became the mother of Harmonia , the warrior twins Phobos and Deimos, and Eros , the god of love.
Aphrodite [a] is an ancient Greek goddess associated with love , beauty , pleasure , passion and procreation. She is identified with the planet Venus , which is named after the Roman goddess Venus , with whom Aphrodite was extensively syncretized. Aphrodite's major symbols include myrtles , roses , doves , sparrows , and swans. The cult of Aphrodite was largely derived from that of the Phoenician goddess Astarte , a cognate of the East Semitic goddess Ishtar , whose cult was based on the Sumerian cult of Inanna. Aphrodite's main cult centers were Cythera , Cyprus , Corinth , and Athens. Her main festival was the Aphrodisia , which was celebrated annually in midsummer. In Laconia , Aphrodite was worshipped as a warrior goddess.
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Aphrodite Roman equivalent is Venus is the Greek Olympian goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. It would be impossible for the Greeks, a people who so loved the natural beauty and pulchritude, not to invent a deity who protects and personifies those values. For this reason, Aphrodite was symbolizing the eternal beauty and sexual desire. The most prevalent myth about her origin is that she was born on a coast of Cyprus. From there the wind Zephyrus with a gentle gust pushed her to the sea, into the white-crested waves. Aphrodite was greeted by the Ores the seasons , that dressed and adorned her. She wore inlaid, floral dresses from purple, silk and other shiny fabrics.
Aphrodite is an ancient Greek goddess associated with love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. She is identified with the planet Venus. Her major symbols include myrtles, roses, doves, sparrows, and swans. They say she arose from the foam when the Titan Cronus slew his father, Uranus, and threw his genitals into the sea. As with many Greek deities, there are various stories of her origin. Aphrodite was so beautiful that she caused problems among the other gods, as each of them wanted to have her for himself.
Winged or not, warm hearted or not, the gods of love and desire would cause the greatest joy and the greatest pain among both Gods and humans — pretty much what happens today as well. Here we will present a list of the most known Greek gods and goddesses of love; the deities that inspired passions among Gods and mortals and of course a series of myths and stories in the Greek mythology. Eros was the Greek God of love and fertility. The Romans later called him Cupid. One of the most known myths about Eros is the myth of Eros and Psyche. Erotes were the two attendant love deities of Aphrodite, and they were usually depicted as winged babies following Aphrodite, their mother.