Author(s): Monica S. Cyrino
Aphrodite explores the various myths and meanings of the Greek goddess of affection, intercourse and good looks. One of probably the most extensively worshipped and common deities in Greek antiquity, Aphrodite emerges from the imaginations of the traditional Greek writers and artists as a multifaceted, tough and charismatic determine. This quantity explores the significance of Aphrodite for the traditional Greeks, in addition to her enduring affect as an emblem of good looks, adornment, love and sexuality in recent tradition. In a wide-ranging investigation of the universality of Aphrodites energy and importance, this quantity illuminates the a large number of intricate ranges of divinity embodied through the alluring determine of Aphrodite.
Aphrodite provides new insights into the traditional texts and inventive representations of the goddess, in addition to a complete survey of the present scholarship in regards to the origins and interpretations of Aphrodite, while additionally highlighting her everlasting common attraction throughout cultures and generations. A goddess of affection who isn’t afraid to go into the battlefield a goddess of physically adornment who’s the primary to seem utterly nude a goddess born of the ocean who emerges into the open sky: Aphrodite is a polyvalent deity, plural in nature, serve as and importance.