Aphrodite was born In and Of the sea. Her name literally means ’foam born’.

Aphrodite is, perhaps, the most misunderstood of the immortals. Her independent birth and her Charms have given her such a complex history that most stories try to ‘smooth her over’ with lovey-dovey cliches and well meaning idealism. The heart of the sea beats in her breast... and therein lies her power and her passion.

Please see her page for a more detailed account of her birth.

This Fun Fact was taken from Theogony by Hesiod.

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