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Ἀφροδι?τη : Aphrodīte (Venus), goddess of love, daughter of Zeus and Diōne, Il. 5.370, and in the Odyssey wife of Hephaestus, Od. 8.267 ff.; her magic girdle described, Il. 14.214 ff.; attended by the Graces, Od. 18.192. She favors the Trojans in the war of which she was herself the cause, and in protecting her son Aenēas receives a wound from Diomed, Il. 5.331.—The name of Aphrodīte is used once by personification for her works, love, Od. 22.444. Cf. Ἄρης.
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