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Birthplace of Aphrodite


Gaia (Mother Earth) asked one of her sons, Cronus, to mutilate his father, Uranus (Sky). Cronus cut off Uranus' testicles and threw them into the sea. A white foam appeared from which a maiden arose, the waves first taking her to Kythera and then bringing her to Cyprus. The maiden, named Aphrodite, went to the assembly of gods from Cyprus. The Romans widely referred to her as Venus.


Aphrodite attracted a large cult following in Pafos, which was eventually crushed by the Romans. This is evident from the Sanctuary of Aphrodite in Old Pafos kouklia.


Aphrodite was known for lustful love more than romantic love.


A myth states if you swim around the Aphrodite Rock, you will be blessed with eternal beauty. (wiki)


…hope you all have a great weekend!

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Taken on December 28, 2011