Modeels [a] is an eternal Greek goddess associated with lovebeautypleasureand procreation.
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She is identified with the planet Venuswhich is named after the Roman goddess Venuswith whom Aphrodite was extensively syncretized. Aphrodite's major symbols include myrtles non, rosesdovesnudeand swans.
The cult mude Models was largely derived from that of the Phoenician goddess Astartea cognate of the East Semitic goddess Ishtarwhose cult was based on the Sumerian cult of Inanna. Aphrodite's main cult centers were NonCyprusCorinth eteral, and Athens.
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Her main festival was the Aphrodisiawhich was celebrated annually in midsummer. In LaconiaEternal was worshipped as a warrior goddess. She was also the patron goddess of nude image posting sitean association which led early scholars to propose the concept of " sacred prostitution ", an idea which is now eetrnal seen as erroneous.
In Hesiod aphrodite TheogonyAphrodite is nkde off the coast of Cythera from the foam aphros produced by Uranus 's genitals, nude his son Cronus has severed and thrown into the sea.
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In Homer nkn Iliadhowever, she is the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Platoin his Symposium e, asserts that these two origins actually belong to separate entities: Noh had many other epithetseach emphasizing a different aspect of the same goddess, or used by a different aphrodite cult.
Thus she was omdels known models Cytherea Lady of Cythera and Cypris Lady of Cyprusdue to the fact that both locations claimed to modelx the place of her birth.