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Aphrodite (Venus)

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Greeks call her Aphrodite, Romans call her Venus, but everybody calls her drop dead gorgeous. One of the most worshipped of Greek deities, Aphrodite is the goddess of love, beauty, and procreation. As you might guess, Aphrodite has a pretty wild love life. She provides Olympus with more scandal and trouble than it could ever want. She is often vain, selfish, vengeful, and untrustworthy. Still, though, both god and mortal can’t get enough of Aphrodite's unearthly beauty and irresistible sensual charms. There's no one quite like her.

Basic Information

Name

Aphrodite

Nickname

Venus, Cytherea

Sex

Female

Current city

Mount Olympus

Work & Education

Occupation

Goddess of Love, Sex, and Beauty

Education

The ocean taught me everything I know

Beliefs

Political views

Me

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Ouranos (dad) and the ocean (mom)

Children

Eros, Pothos, Anteros, Himeros, Harmonia, Aeneas, and many more (Hey, don't judge. I'm the goddess of procreation, what do you expect?)

Friends

Eros (My son is my fave friend)
Dionysus (He throws the best parties)

Enemies

The whole Greek army
Psyche, my daughter-in-law

Relationships

Relationship status

Married to Hephaestus. But what he doesn't know won't hurt him. ;)
It's complicated with Ares

Interested in

You

Favorites

TV Shows

Gossip Girl
What Not To Wear
Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Friday Night Lights (You're MINE, Tim Riggins)
The Bachelorette
Covert Affairs (I heart you, Auggie)
90210

Quotations

"I wanna love you every day and every night"
– Bob Marley

"There's a fire starting in my heart" 
– Adele

"My persuasion can build a nation/ Endless power, the love we can devour/ You'll do anything for me" 
– Beyoncé, "Run the World (Girls)"

"Yeah my money's so tall that my Barbie's gotta climb it" 
– Nicki Minaj

Books

Simply Irresistible: Unleash Your Inner Siren and Mesmerize Any Man, with Help from the Most Famous–and Infamous—Women in History by Ellen T. White
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
homage to my hips by Lucille Clifton
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
How do I love thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Cosmopolitan Magazine
Marie Claire Magazine
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Shiver trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater
The Fallen series by Lauren Kate

Music

Anything that makes me want to get my dance on ;)
Beyoncé (she is a goddess)
Anything by Madonna, especially Like a Prayer
Justin Timberlake (sigh)
Rihanna
Robin Thicke
Christina Aguilera (I heart Burlesque)
Ciara

Movies

Moulin Rouge
Burlesque
Grease
Bride and Prejudice
Love Actually
Cleopatra
Troy
Nine
Romeo + Juliet
Bring It On
Dirty Dancing
Mean Girls

Activities & Interests

Likes

POM Wonderful (I'm their spokesgirl.)
Doves and swans
Scallop shells
Love letters
Valentine's Day
Chocolate-dipped strawberries
Fun dates

Interests

Sex, love, and romance
Beauty
Parties

Groups

Gods of Olympus
The Hottest Olympians
Dear Lord, may Taylor Lautner never find his shirt again. Amen.