Aphrodite Olympian Pendant
The classical goddess of love and beauty is portrayed on this coin-style medallion. The front side shows the diademed head of the goddess. The reverse side has a Pegasus.
Made in the United States of lead-free pewter. Pendant comes on a descriptive card with a black woven cord.
Symbols of Aphrodite: Scallop, Swans, Rose
Attributes of Aphrodite: Love, Beauty
Dimensions: Approx. .8 in (diameter)
The twelve Olympians are the most important deities in the Greek and Roman pantheons. Each presides over a different aspect of life, from love and family to craftsmanship and trade. We're proud to offer this series of twelve medallion pendants for devotional and magickal use.
Our Olympian pendants are inspired by real classical artifacts and cast in fine lead-free pewter. Choose a pendant representing your patron or matron deity, or collect them all!
Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. Her Roman counterpart is Venus, which is also the name of the planet associated with her. WHile there are many stories about her birth, the most popular one is from Hesiod's "Theogeny," which says that she was born when Cronus cut off Uranus's genitals and threw them into the sea, and she arose from the sea foam (aphros).
She was very beautiful, and Zeus, fearing rivalry among the gods over her, married her to the ugly and deformed Hephaestus. But she ended up having several lovers including the Greek god Ares, and Adonis (to whom she was also a surrogate mother). Aphrodite was associated with the sea, dolphins, doves, swans, pomegranates, scepters, apples, myrtle, roses, lime trees, clams, scallop shells, and pearls. Many Hellenistic devotees regard her more as a goddess of love and passion than lust and seek her blessings for their romantic relationships.