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Botticelli Birth of Venus
Aphrodite
Name Aphrodite
Other Names Venus
Debut Reins of a Waterfall
Significance Goddess of Love
Photo Earth painting of Venus[1]

Aphrodite is one of the Lords of Kobol in the Battlestar Galactica universe. In the Ancient Greek religion, she is one of Olympian gods in the Greek pantheon. Venus is her Roman counterpart.

Lord of Kobol[]

Aphrodite, the goddess of love, is one of the four principal gods in Joseph Adama's home. Her son, Eros, god of desire, gives his name to the holiday of romantic love, Eros Day. ("Reins of a Waterfall") ("End of Line")

The second planet from the sun in New Earth's solar system will be named for Venus, a counterpart of Aphrodite.

Ancient Greek Religion[]

Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty and desire. She could entice both gods and men into illicit affairs with her good looks and whispered sweet-nothings.

The goddess was born when Cronos castrated his father, Uranus, and cast the genitalia into the sea from where Aphrodite appeared amidst the resulting foam (aphros).

Hesiod describes the goddess as ‘quick-glancing’, ‘foam-born’, ‘smile-loving’, and most often as ‘golden Aphrodite’. Similarly, in Homer’s description of the Trojan War in the Iliad, she is described as ‘golden’ and ‘smiling’ and supports the Trojans in the war - in notable episodes by protecting Aeneas from Diomedes and saving the hapless Paris from the wrath of Menelaos.

Compelled by her mother, Hera, to marry Hephaistos, she was less than faithful, having notorious affairs with Ares, Hermes, and Dionysos. She was the mother of Eros, Harmonia (with Ares) and the Trojan hero Aeneas (with Anchises).[2]

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  1. The Birth of Venus (known as Aphrodite in the Greek pantheon). Botticelli, Sandro (1445-1510). "La nascita di Venere" (1484-1485). Tempera on canvas. 172.5 cm × 278.9 cm (67.9 in × 109.6 in). Uffizi, Florence. Public domain.
  2. Aphrodite at the Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved on August 1, 2018.
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