Aphrodite Between the world that have come from long before and the night that turned into day. We long to understand where we once come from. Manmade stories that were passed down to our generation. The myths were passed on to our children. And now they’re great legends. We come from great men and women that took their life for us. Because of her beauty, other gods feared that their rivalry over her would interrupt the peace among them and lead to war, so Zeus married her to Hephaestus, who, because of his ugliness and deformity, was not seen as a threat. Aphrodite had many lovers yet both gods, such as Ares, and men, . She played a role in the Eros and Psyche legend, and later was both Adonis's lover and his surrogate mother. Many lesser was said to be children of Aphrodite. Aphrodite is also known as Cythera and Cyprus, after the two cult sites, Cythera and Cyprus, which claimed to be her place of birth. Myrtle, doves, sparrows, horses, and swans were said to be sacred to her. The ancient Greeks identified her with the Ancient Egyptian goddess. Aphrodite had many other names, such as Acidalias, Cythera and each used by a different local cult of the goddess in Greece. The Greeks recognized all of these names as referring to the single goddess Aphrodite, despite the slight differences in what these local cults believed the goddess demanded of them. Aphrodite is usually said to have been born near the island of Cyprus, which is why she is sometimes called "Cyprian", especially in the poetic works of Sappho. However, other versions of her myth have her born near the island Cythera. In the most famous version of her myth, her birth was the consequence of a castration: Cronus severed Uranus' genitals and threw them behind him into the sea. By the late 5th century , Certain philosophers had begun to draw a distinction between two separate "Aphrodite’s" (as opposed to a single Aphrodite whose characteristics varied slightly in different local cults of the goddess) the celestial Aphrodite, born from the sea foam after Cronus castrated Uranus, and Aphrodite , the common Aphrodite "of all the folk", born from the union of Zeus and Dione , their Christian interpreters, Aphrodite is…
The Goddess of Love and Beauty
The Roman statue of Aphrodite (Venus) (2006.4I.I) in the Carlos Museum was sculpted around 1st century AD, after a Greek original in the 4th century BC.1 This sculpture is displayed around other sculptures from Greek and Roman culture, which will recreate its original cultural context to the viewers. This sculpture’s mythological subject matter, overall seductive posture, and exquisite detail thoroughly express the Venus’s beauty. In addition, her nudity started a…
Parthenon, chief temple of the Greek goddess Athena on the hill of the Acropolis at Athens, Greece. It was built in the mid-5th century bce and is generally considered to be the culmination of the development of the Doric order, the simplest of the three Classical Greek architectural orders. The name Parthenon refers to the cult of Athena Parthenos (“Athena the Virgin”) that was associated with the temple.
Directed by the Athenian statesman Pericles, the Parthenon was built by the architects Ictinus and Callicrates under…
Single Parent Families
“Life in the fast lane” (Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey and Don Henley) is an accurate
assessment of single parenthood. The life of a single parent consists of being constantly on the go and there is never any rest for the weary. Single parenthood is growing at an alarming rate in the United States and it is having an overall negative impact on our society. There are many types of single parent households and they face numerous problems that two parent families do not. Measures need…
older people), which paved the
way for a single assessment process (Department of Health, 2001).
You have to consider the limitations in your care setting whilst making an assessment and
using all the other information that is available to you.
There are many different forms of assessment that you can use to create a bigger picture:
Visual Analysis and Comparison
Figure 1 (see appendices image no 1), Aphrodite of Cnidus, is a Greek marble statue by Praxiteles made around 375-335 BCE. Praxiteles was the first Greek sculpt of Athens who sculpt the nude female form in life-size statues.
This work depicts the Greek Goddess of love and beauty called Aphrodite. She is seen as the equivalent of the Roman Goddess Venus.
The sculpture depicts a female nude in an upright standing position. The figure is holding, I suggest, a garment…
Becoming a young single parent has been my motivation thus far. Being a parent means taking care of your child everyday, knowing everyday occurrences, and learning about them from their expressions and behavior. Raising a healthy, well rounded, respectful, and intelligent child is every mother’s goal. There is so much personal reward in learning about your child and growing with them. It makes you that much stronger, when mothers do it alone. There are countless times that I would…
Of Marriage and Single Life Melcon
To be in love, or to remain a free spirit, that is the question everyone faces every single
day of their lives. Each situation provides benefits to the individual as well as negatives to the
relationship setting. In Francis Bacon’s
Of Marriage and Single Life,
He is constantly battling
between settling down and having a family with being single without anyone to care for and no
commitment. Bacon regularly gives advantages and disadvantages for each argument he…
Final Research Project
Aphrodite: Goddess of love
In Greek mythology, each god or goddess has a unique affinity. For example, Athena is the Goddess of war, Poseidon is the God of the sea, and Aphrodite is a famous goddess known for representing beauty, love, and fertility. Aphrodite is quite popular in our world as she is the symbol of the infinitely desirable female.
Aphrodite is very mysterious; there is no definite reason of how she was conceived, although there…
“Coming, Aphrodite!” by Willa Cather is a story that portrays the elements of a romance. A definition of Romance is a strong, sometimes short-lived attachment, fascination, or enthusiasm for something. This definition describes the relationship between Don Hedger and Eden Bower. Don, who is a painter, was dark and quiet. He rejected fame and didn’t need fortune to be successful, he painted for “painters,--haven’t been born.” (37) Contrastingly, Eden was light and free spirited. She went out…
Reflection on “The Danger of a Single Story”
By Chimamanda Adichie
Why this all fuss about a “single story”? So what is a single story? Does this mean manipulation of ‘a single story’ by countless re-telling and thus creating an ‘entrenched’ view in our minds which we fail to challenge and investigate with a forward-looking vision?
No wonder, this leads to a lot of assumptions, half-truths and stereotypes when this story is passed on from one to another. For example a lot of people think…