Aphrodite, Who is she?

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There is much debate on the origins of Aphrodite and her true lineage. At OG we have compiled the evidence and aim to weigh up exactly who she really is. There is no debate on the matter of her being born as an adult, which is what strikes us as being strange, is this true or is it something that she makes us believe because she was the ugly duckling. It’s possible she could have been an ugly child and not wanted anyone to know? We all know what a jealous woman she can be with her erratic behaviour in ensuring that she is the most beautiful goddess the grace us. We know these goddesses will go to an extreme when it comes to being the most beautiful, we all know what happened with Helen.

There is much debate on the origins of Aphrodite and her true lineage. At OG we have compiled the evidence and aim to weigh up exactly who she really is. There is no debate on the matter of her being born as an adult, which is what strikes us as being strange, is this true or is it something that she makes us believe because she was the ugly duckling. It’s possible she could have been an ugly child and not wanted anyone to know? We all know what a jealous woman she can be with her erratic behaviour in ensuring that she is the most beautiful goddess the grace us. We know these goddesses will go to an extreme when it comes to being the most beautiful, we all know what happened with Helen.

Sources close to Gaia, the wife of Ouranos bring us our first story on the birth of Aphrodite. Allegedly Gaia wanted to seek revenge on her evil husband. Gaia seemed to be angered by the way that Ouranos would treat their children, the nanny of Gaia has published her experience working for the family and accuses Ouranos of keeping the children in darkness, which would stir up major frustration in Gaia. Pushing Gaia over the edge, she finally concocted a scheme with her son Kronos, egging him on with encouragement allegedly giving an inspiring speech along the lines of “Children of me and a wicked father, if you are willing to obey, we may punish the evil outrage of your father; since he first planned unseemly deeds”.  The plan was that Gaia would give Kronos a sickle and lead Ouranos to him. Eyewitnesses tell us that there was no attempt of craftmanship and Kronos simply hacked his father’s genitals off with all his power, tossing them from land into the sea. Not the greatest thing to happen to a man, but one must question whether Ouranos deserved being Lorena Bobbited. We at The OG also got access to an eyewitness who was enjoying a peaceful bathe at the beach in Cyprus when Aphrodite appeared out of what can only be described as a sea of pure white foam. The eyewitness told us “an awesome and beautiful goddess emerged, and grass grew under her supple feet.”.

The biggest question for us to debate is, this would mean that Aphrodite was an aunt figure to Zeus, why after destroying the Titans would he keep Aphrodite in his court at Olympus. We all know that Zeus feared succession as he himself played the most significant role in the removal of his father Kronos, and why he ensured that Athena was born from him to prevent the son born after Athena could not be his successor. Why would he leave Aphrodite, arguably a loose end in the roundabout that was succession?

 

 

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We at The OG have managed to get our hands on a published family tree of the gods. As you can see for yourselves Aphrodite is the daughter of Zeus and Dione, the titan goddess and an oracle that was worshipped alongside Zeus at Dodona.

 

It’s difficult for us to be able to tell which lineage of Aphrodite is to be the correct one. The fact that she generally shares good relations with Zeus and he is the only one who can withstand her beauty leans closer to her being his daughter than that of Ouranos.

XOXO Gossip God

 

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