Aphrodite's archeypes

Aphrodite's archeypes

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  • Way ahead of you buddy.
  • I wish you were real
  • My job
  • Mom? What did you do?
  • Aphrodite is first and foremost a lover. She is sexually promiscuous and falls in love easily. Unlike the other goddesses she is not associated by a single lover but by love itself. 
  • Mom, this isn't necessary
  • Yes it is
  • Aphrodite admires creativity. She fosters the creative spirit within mortals. Aphrodite's alchemical powers inspire artists. One such artist is Pygmalion. According to Ovid, Pygmalion was a Cyprian sculptor who fell in love with his statue of Aphrodite. Aphrodite was so moved she turned the statue into a real woman named Galatea.     
  • Aphrodite's efforts at finding love for mortals is sometimes misguided. A few times Aphrodite made powerful women fall in love with heroes so that they can help them. An example of this is when Queen Dido fell in love with Aphrodite's son Aeneas, when Princess Medea fell in love with the hero Jason, and when Princess Ariadne fell in love with Theseus; however this usually backfires and the heroes end up breaking the women's heart.
  • If Aphrodite has a grudge, she will exact her revenge as harsh as possible.  Aphrodite hated a woman named Psyche, but her son Eros fell in love with her. In order for Aphrodite to exact her revenge and for Psyche to prove her worth for Eros' love, Aphrodite made Psyche do impossible tasks. With the help of other goddesses Psyche succeeded and she reunited with Eros. 
  • In conclusion, Aphrodite is a complex goddess. Her focus on love is beautiful, although it does cloud her judgement. Aphrodite is still an inspiring figure and someone many women still relate to today.  
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