What Are Aphrodite’s Special Powers?

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Aphrodite was able to affect emotions and fertility, and she had power over men and the ability to induce the harvest of crops. She is known as the goddess of love and is said to have been a woman of great beauty.

Aphrodite controlled men with her beauty and her ability to seduce them. She controlled their emotions and was able to make them do anything that she wanted. In addition to seduction, Aphrodite had a temper that displayed massive amounts of anger, rage and hatred. As legend tells it, she was born from the ocean, parented by Zeus and Dione and married Hephaestus. Aphrodite had several affairs with mortal men; her most well-known lover was Adonis. Many worship Aphrodite and refer to her as a sacred prostitute. She had four children: Eros, Anteros, Hymenaios and Aeneas. Aphrodite was a nurturing mother and took many opportunities to expose her children to the world, events and various cultures. With the help of her children, she was able to control a large population with her seductive powers and ability to control the behaviors of men. Aphrodite represents a feminine archetype that is loving, caring, sexual and comfortable in her own skin. She is strong, exotic and attractive, and she has a dark side when necessary.