AphroditeWritten by Sophia Jang Aphrodite is one of the goddess in 12 Greek Gods. She is the goddess of love and and beauty. She was born between Zeus and Dione. Also some people also believes that she was born on the sea bubble. There are lots of sculpture and picture about Aphrodite on the sea bubble. Aphrodite had many other names, such as Acidalia, Cytherea, Cerigo and Venus. They are used in different local culture of the goddess in Greece. The Greeks thought that if the names were same in everywhere, it would be better, so Greeks referred to single, Aphrodite.
Because of her beauty, other gods feared that their rivalry over her would interrupt the peace among them and lead to war, so Zeus married her to Hephaestus, because of this ugliness and deformity, was not seen as a threat. She had a famous religious story which many of them believe. And the story is like this.

The judgment of Paris was a contest between the three most beautiful goddess of Olympus - Aphrodite, Hera and Athena - for the prize of a golden apple addressed to "the fairest". The story begins at the Wedding of Pileups and Theist to which all of the gods were invited , all except Eris, the goddess of discord. When she appeared at the festivities, she was turned away, and in her anger cast a golden apple amongst the assembled goddess addressed "the the Fairest."Three goddesses laid claim to the apple - Aphrodite, Heraand Athena. Zeus was asked to mediate and he commanded Hermesto lead goddesses appearing beforethe shepherd prince, each offering him gifts for favor. He chose Aphrodite, swayed by her promise to bestow upon his Helene, The most beautiful ,for wife. The subsequent abduction of Helene led directly to theTrojan War and the fall of the city.

Since she is the goddess of love and beauty, her symbol is also beautiful and peaceful. The symbol that she uses is birds,