In classical art and literature Aphrodite was almost always portrayed as the consort of Ares.The mortal lovers of the goddess are described on the second "Loves" page.APHRODITE was the Olympian goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation.
Aphrodite agreed to the arrangment in the belief that her beloved Ares would prevail. In revenge he sent as a gift a golden chair with invisible fetters. 100% Free Online Dating for Aphrodite Hills Singles at Mingle2Our free personal ads are full of single women and men in Aphrodite Hills looking for serious relationships, a little online flirtation, or new friends to go out with.Hephaistos was pleased with the plan and ascended to Heaven with Dionysos, released his mother and wed the reluctant Love-Goddess. Therefore Neptunus [Poseidon], because he was hostile to Minerva [Athene], urged Volcanus [Hephaistos] to ask for Minerva in marriage." [N. The requested bride was perhaps Aphrodite rather than Athene in the original version of this story.] "Deimos (Fear) : [Deimos] and Phobos (Fright) and Kydoimos (Din of War), attendants of Ares, the sons of war; they too experienced what Ares did, after Hephaistos had not been frightened by them." [N. When Ares tried to fetch Hephaistos to Olympos to release Hera from the throne, the prize for this labour being the hand of Aphrodite in marriage, which Hephaistos claimed for himself.] On the Francois vase (C6th BC Athenian Black Figure) Hera is depicted trapped on the throne with her hands raised helplessly, as Ares, who has failed, sits in a humble pose with Athena looking scornfully at him.Meanwhile Dionysos, enters, leading the mule on which Hephaistos is seated, to Aphrodite who stands waiting as the prize of marriage.