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Definition: Goddess of love and beauty. Wife of Hephaestus. She is said to have caused the Trojan War by promising Helen of Troy to Paris, hero of the Achaeans, in exchange for a golden apple. Among her children are said to have been Aeneas, a Trojan hero, and Eros, who made quite a name for himself with his arrows of love.

Related Resources:
Ancient Greece
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Elsewhere on the Web:
An Introduction to the Goddess of Love
The basic facts are here, as well as a few important details.

Aphrodite: Information and Images
Find out more about Aphrodite through words and pictures.

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