Aphrodite was the goddess of beauty, love and lust. In Homer’s version, it was said that Aphrodite was the daughter of Dione and Zeus. According to Hesiod’s version, Aphrodite rose out of the white foam created when Cronus cut off Uranus's genitals and threw them out into the sea. She was then carried across the sea, to Cythera and then to Cyprus, by Zephyrus, the god of West wind. There, Aphrodite was welcomed by Themis' daughters.
A great example of being punished for falling in love are Cupid and Psyche. Venus was so jealous of Psyche’s beauty she tried to put a spell over her and make her fall in love with an awful beast (Hamilton, 97). When that didn’t work she made her do impossible tasks (Hamilton, 102). Hera is another important instance of punishing for love. Whenever Zeus fell in love with a mortal she would punish that mortal extremely severely.
She is so intent on fulfilling her desires that Medea kills her own brother and manipulates the death of a king during their flight from Colchis. Medea refuses to let anything stand in the way of her selfish aspirations. In contrast, Dido is the loyal Queen of Carthage who never desired to love again after the death of her husband Sychaeus. She is forced to fall in love with the Trojan warrior Aeneas by the divine orchestrations of gods Juno, Venus and Cupid. Though her new found love intoxicates and causes her to forsake the duties of ruling, this is not by her design.
In the epic poetry of Homer we see the divine intervention of Gods in human affairs. The ancient Greek gods not only squabbled with the people but also amongst themselves. The Gods also displayed very human characteristics or jealously and choosing favorites. In Homer’s the Iliad, Apollo the son of Zeus having been angered by the capture of Chryses daughter was infuriated by the Greeks thus favoring the Trojans in war, intervening, and reaping havoc. “He settled down some way from the ships and shot an arrow, with a terrifying twang from his silver bow… day and night, packed funeral pyres burned” (RAEH 29).
Aphrodite is known as the Greek Goddess (Roman Venus) of love, desire, beauty, fertility, the sea, and vegetation. It is said that when Cronus was castrated by Uranus, and his part was thrown into the sea, Aphrodite was thus born and arose on a large shell, which was then carried to land, thus her name being translated "foam-risen". The sea nymphs dressed her and adorned her with flowers and gold. She now represents Erotic Love as a form of Divine influence, which has resulted in many men becoming capable of falling in love with her. There are many other tales of Aphrodite, as her Roman name is Venus, she is also known as the daughter of Zeus and Dione.
The Spartan King declared the war an angry voice against Troy, and then the movie story flows as you know well. However, according to Greek myth, There was something else beyond the human’s affairs which triggered the war, which was concerned with Greek gods and goddesses. Gods and goddesses in Olympus are mostly famous for their graceful and beautiful appearance, there is, however, always an exception, and Eris was the very one. She had such an ugly looking that gods and goddesses in Olympus were reluctant to be with her. The event happened on Zeus and Hera’s wedding anniversary day.
My name is Hera, the Greek goddess of marriage and child birth and patron of women and this is my story. I am the jealous type and I take out my anger on the lovers and offspring of Zeus and also the other women and children of Earth. I am very vindictive and conniving. My symbols that represent me are the Milky Way, Peacock, cow, crabs and other creatures with shells. There are also plants, perfumes, gems and colors that represent me too, some of them are; Lily, Poppy, Rose, Jasmine, Diamonds, Pearls, Royal Blue and Silver.
The most absurd and humorous of Aristophanes' comedies are those in which the main characters, the heroes of the story, are women. Smart women. One of the most famous of Aristophanes' comedies depicting powerfully effectual women is the Lysistrata, named after the female lead character of the play. It portrays Athenian Lysistrata and the women of Athens teaming up with the women of Sparta to force their husbands to end the Peloponnesian War. To make the men agree to a peace treaty, the women seized the Acropolis, where Athens' financial reserves are kept, and prevented the men from squandering them further on the war.
She sent him to Sparta to collect his prize. The only problem was that the most beautiful girl in the world was already married. Her name was Helen, the half mortal daughter of Zeus. Many men were after Helen and they all were very powerful. Afraid that the competition over Helen would lead to war or the kidnapping
Right from the beginning of the Illiad, the reader finds out a lot about Achilles. When the Illiad starts, the reader quickly learns the selfishness of King Agamemnon. The muse tells the tale of how the Greeks captured two beautiful maidens named Chryseis and Briseis. Achilles being the great warrior he is, claims Briseis as his prize and he actually really likes her. Then, Chryses begs to get his daughter Chryseis back and offers Agamemnon a huge ransom.