In classical art and literature Aphrodite was almost always portrayed as the consort of Ares. That is why I know your language as well as my own. Zeus sought the assistance of the gods in the freeing his Queen and offered the goddess Aphrodite in marriage to the god who could bring Hephaistos to Olympos.
But now my mouth shall no more have this power among the gods; for very great has been my madness, my miserable and dreadful madness, and I went astray out of my mind  who have gotten a child beneath my girdle, mating with a mortal man. So comes it, then, that I well know your tongue also. These horses he [Zeus] gave him [Tros] as a gift to keep. But when he saw the neck and lovely eyes of Aphrodite, he was afraid and turned his eyes aside another way, hiding his comely face with his cloak. If Ares should go his way, free of his chains and his debt alike, what then? Each of the three goddesses promised him something in return; he chose Aphrodite as the winner of the apple. In revenge he sent as a gift a golden chair with invisible fetters. They will soon unwish their posture there; but my cunning chains shall hold them both fast till her father Zeus has given me back all the betrothal gifts I bestowed on him for his wanton daughter; beauty she has, but no sense of shame. And when the bright goddess had fully clothed herself, she stood by the couch, and her head reached to the well-hewn roof-tree; from her cheeks shone unearthly beauty  such as belongs to rich-crowned Cytherea. They are the ones who keep company with all the gods and are called immortal. Pleased with her wiles and aware of her beauty, Venus [Aphrodite] could feel them taking effect. Conybeare Greek biography C1st to 2nd A. Aphrodite Pandemos, by contrast, is the younger of the two goddesses: the common Aphrodite, born from the union of Zeus and Dione, and the inspiration of heterosexual desire and sexual promiscuity, the "lesser" of the two loves. Because of this, their descendants are clearly marked as ill-fated. For she wore a robe that was more resplendent than the brightness of fire.
That is where her sacred precinct is, and her altar, fragrant with incense. She had sworn a great oath, and what she said became what really happened.
He asserts that Aphrodite Ourania is the celestial Aphrodite, born from the sea foam after Cronus castrated Uranus, and the older of the two goddesses. For Poseidon there was no laughing; he kept imploring the master smith Hephaistos in hopes that he would let Ares go. Aphrodite gave Harmonia a necklace that brought disaster to a later generation. Aphrodite used a swan-drawn car to glide easily through the air. Homer also mentions them in his poems. And to her Father Zeus gave a beautiful honor, as a compensating substitute for marriage. For the heavyknee bridegroom always expected that Kythereia would bear him a hobbling son, having the image of his father in his feet. Aphrodite had a few mortal lovers. He had genitals [rising up] above his butt. In Athens, the Aphrodisia was celebrated on the fourth day of the month of Hekatombaion in honor of Aphrodite's role in the unification of Attica.
Aphrodite loved Adonis. She bore him two daughters Rhodos and Herophilos.
It is baneful, it wears you down, and even the gods shrink back from it. There were many of us nymphs there, maidens worth many cattle as bride-price. She first taught earthly craftsmen to make chariots of war and cars variously wrought with bronze, and she, too, teaches tender maidens in the house  and puts knowledge of goodly arts in each one's mind. Why do you liken me to the female immortals? Early Greek art depicted the goddess as nude. For you are philos indeed to the gods. But now my mouth shall no more have this power among the gods; for very great has been my madness, my miserable and dreadful madness, and I went astray out of my mind  who have gotten a child beneath my girdle, mating with a mortal man. Yet if you could live on such as now you are in look and in form, and be called my husband, sorrow would not then enfold my careful heart. I have strayed from my noos. But his thought was mistaken; and he beheld a whole-footed son [Eros] brilliant with wings [whose real father was Ares]. So also golden-throned Eos rapt away Tithonus who was of your race and like the deathless gods.
Aldrich Greek mythographer C2nd A. Ares, god of the golden reins, was no blind watcher. But now my mouth can never again boast about this among the immortals. Aphrodite used a swan-drawn car to glide easily through the air.
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