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The Odyssey

The Odyssey

by Homer

Aphrodite

Character Analysis

Goddess of love. In the land of the Phaiakians, the bard Demodokos sings a tale about Aphrodite cheating on her husband (Hephaistos) with the God of war (Ares); she is caught in the act, literally, when her husband catches the lovers in a net and lets everyone have a peek.

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