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Definition: Goddess of love and beauty. She was known to the Greeks as Aphrodite, wife of Hephaestus/Vulcan. 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 a legendary founder of Rome, and Eros, who made quite a name for himself with his arrows of love.

Related Resources:
Ancient Rome
Learn more about the fascinating story of Rome.

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

Venus: Some Basics
Find out more about Venus.

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