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Aphrodite is the Greek Goddess of beauty, and one of the twelve Olympians.

Worship Edit

The myrtle tree and the dove are sacred to Aphrodite.[1] The swan and the sparrow are sacred to her as well.[2]

Aphrodite is worshipped with incense altars and dove sacrifices.[3] Another form of worship is intercourse with a priestess of Aphrodite, but wether or not her priestesses were prostitutes is disputed.[4]

See Also Edit

Notes Edit

  1. (Hamilton 1998, p. 34)
  2. (Hamilton 1998, p. 34)
  3. (Burkert 1985, p. 153)
  4. (Burkert 1985, p. 153)

References Edit

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