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Aphrodite and Poseidon

A myth submitted to the site by Alex P.


Everybody has their days where they are moody and jealous just like Poseidon and Aphrodite. They have gotten themselves into some difficult situations because of it. Even though they are similar they are also different. Aphrodite and Poseidon are similar in the ways that they are both moody and have a lot of children; however, they are different in the ways that they have different symbols that represent them and that they control different things.

Aphrodite and Poseidon are similar because they are both moody & jealous. “Poseidon, Greek God of the Sea”, proves that Poseidon is jealous. “Poseidon was often jealous of Zeus's power and authority” (Poseidon, Greek God of the Sea). Like Poseidon, Aphrodite is jealous like in “Aphrodite & Psyche.” “Aphrodite was jealous of the beauty of a mortal woman named Psyche” (Aphrodite & Psyche). This clearly illustrates that Aphrodite was jealous & moody. In conclusion, Aphrodite and Poseidon are similar because they are jealous.

Another one of Aphrodite’s and Poseidon’s similarities are that they both had a lot of children. Poseidon had the most, at 56, with 28 different women, like shown in “Poseidon & Amphitrite.” “If Poseidon loved her so very much, why did he have over 50 kids with many other women during their marriage?” (Poseidon & Amphitrite). Like Poseidon, Aphrodite had many children with many different people. In “Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty” it shows that she had a lot of affairs even with mortals. “Aphrodite had 14 divine children and 5 mortal offspring” (Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty). In conclusion, Aphrodite and Poseidon are similar because they had a lot of children.

Aphrodite and Poseidon are different because they have different symbols that represent them. “The Mirror of Aphrodite” explains what Aphrodites mirror is really about. “The Mirror of Aphrodite symbol is also viewed as a wand and represents an ability to cast one's designs onto the world, urging others to look at and deeply examine their own principles” (The Mirror of Aphrodite). But as for Poseidon, he uses a trident. Like in “Poseidon, Lord of the Sea” it explains what it does for him. “Cyclopes made Poseidon a powerful trident. Whenever Poseidon struck the water with it… created giant tidal waves, floods or storms… he struck the earth with it and earthquakes would happen and even… would make volcanoes erupt!”(Poseidon, Lord of the Sea). Therefore this Trident was very important to Poseidon. In conclusion, both of Aphrodite’s and Poseidon’s symbols are different but are both very important to them.

All gods control different things, just like Poseidon and Aphrodite. Aphrodite is the Goddess of Love & Beauty. In “Aphrodite” it shows what people think of, when they think of her. “Aphrodite was the great Olympian goddess of beauty, love, pleasure and procreation”(Aphrodite). But as for Poseidon, he was the God of the Sea. “Poseidon was the great Olympian god of the sea, rivers, flood & drought, earthquakes, and horses” (Poseidon). This not only proves that he was the God of sea, but that he also controls many things. As a result, Aphrodite and Poseidon are different because they do not control the same things.

Even though Aphrodite and Poseidon are similar they also have a lot of differences. Like they both had a lot of children, but they control different things. Or, because they both are moody & jealous, but they have different symbols that represent them. All of the gods are different, but then again they do have some things in common, just like Poseidon and Aphrodite.

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