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Aphrodite (Venus) - Venus and Adonis

Venus and Adonis

Defendant (Aphrodite) accused of harassment of the young Adonis, son of Myrrha.  Complainant (Persephone) believes Aphrodite deliberately seduced Adonis at a vulnerable age and convinced him to come live with her.

Case Status: Dismissed when Adonis declared his mutual love for Aphrodite.  Their relationship is recognized as one of the great love stories in Greek mythology.

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