Aphrodite Books

Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love, related to the Asian mother goddess Ishtar and Astarte. Homer wrote that Aphrodite was the daughter of Zeus and Dione. You can read all about this goddess in the following books. 

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Worshipping Aphrodite: Art and Cult in Classical Athens

by Rachel Rosenzweig. University of Michigan Press. In this book, Rachel Rosenzweig explores Aphrodite's prominent role among the gods of classical Athens. This book examines Aphrodite scholarship for a better understanding.

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We Goddesses: Athena, Aphrodite, Hera

by Doris Orgel, and Marilee Heyer. Dorling Kindersley Publishing. Here, the author re-tells the stories of three of the most famous goddesses: Athena, Aphrodite, and Hera. The book also includes 8 watercolor-and-pencil illustrations.

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Aphrodite's Riddle: A Novel of Goddess Worship in Ancient Greece

by Jennifer Reif. Spilled Candy Publication. From the publisher: "Author Jennifer Reif enriched this story with extensive research on Ancient Greece, Goddess worship, and temple life. Jennifer even researches ancient Greek weddings at the J. Paul Getty Museum Library."

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Two Queens of Heaven: Aphrodite and Demeter

by Doris Gates, and Constantine CoConis (Illustrator). Penguin Group. Here, Doris Gates retells the stories of Aphrodite and Demeter, goddesses of beauty and agriculture.