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Aphrodite

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Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and fertility.  There are two ways of how this goddess was born.  One poet by the name of Hesoid says that Aphrodite was born from the foam of the sea.  The other came from another poet named Homer that she was the child of Zeus and Dione.
 
Aphrodite played a big role in starting the entire Trojan War.  There was a dispute on Olympus of which goddess was the most beutiful of all.  The final three were Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite.  These three sought out a decision from Zeus.  Zeus who wanted no part in this sent the trio to a shepard prince named Paris.
 
The three wanted to be chosen the fairest of all so they tried to bribe the young man to decide.  Aphrodite would give him the most beutiful woman on the earth while the other two gods would give him either victory in the great war or the power to rule over a large kingdom.  Paris went and chose Aphrodite's bribe,  but it so happens that the most beutiful woman in the world was already married.