Aphrodite

Every woman has a little bit of Aphrodite in her. Aphrodite is the Olympian goddess of Love, beauty, desire, pleasure, and procreation. She is also known as Venus, Afrodite, and Aphrogeneia (the foam born).There are many myths and theories surrounding where she may have come from, per the poet Hesiod she came about when Ouranos (Uranus) was castrated by his son Cronus who then threw the genitals in the sea where white foam surrounded them and from the immortal flesh was born a maiden who arose from the sea on a giant sea scallop. Another theory stated by Homer suggests that Aphrodite is the daughter of Zeus and Dione.

Aphrodite is most commonly depicted as a beautiful woman accompanied by a winged gosling called Eros (love). She is most commonly seen nude. She is known as the protectress of sailors. Aphrodite wasn’t just your average everyday seductress, she loved very hard. She loved men and women, and tried to protect those she loved deeply. She was kind and merciful. The Trojan prince Paris, when asked who was more beautiful chose Aphrodite over Hera and Athena, they could only offer him power and victory in battle while Aphrodite could offer him love.

Love is a very powerful thing, it’s important to embrace it. Don’t confuse love with lust. Love is unselfish and undying. It’s a very important piece to the makeup of your inner goddess. Keep in mind that it’s not just about loving others it’s also about loving yourself. Love who you are as a person on the inside and the outside and if you don’t then become someone that you do love. Become what you would look for In another person, and so I leave you with this quote by HeatherAsh Amara,

“Unconditional love does not mean you are always happy or perfect. Unconditional love means you lovingly accept your mistakes, flaws, and fears.” 

Monday morning mantra

Aham Prema

[ah-hahm preh-mah]

“I am divine love”
Sources:

mythweb.com

 theoi.com/Olympios/Aphrodite.html 

Greekmythology.com/olympians/Aphrodite/Aphrodite.html 

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