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.
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