). Festivals celebrated in many towns of
Greece in honour of Aphrodité
The especial seat of her worship was at Cyprus. No bloody sacrifices were permitted to be
offered, but only pure fire, flowers, and incense. The initiated also offered a piece of money
to the goddess as a harlot; and received a measure of salt symbolizing the origin of
Aphrodité in the sea, and a phallus as expressive of the sexual function.