Obviously all this sex couldn't possibly be good 100% of the time, and it wasn't. Aphrodite was as well known for the pain she brought as she was for the pleasures of sexual passion which she personified. The lesson she taught was: "Every pleasure has its price."
The most notorious example of this is when she promised Paris, a Prince of Troy, the love of the world's most beautiful woman, Helen, if only he would judge her the fairest Goddess in a ridiculous contest that developed between Aphrodite, Hera, and Athena. Unable to resist such a lusty bribe, the foolish Prince declared Aphrodite the winner, which irked Hera and Athena to no end. True to her word, Aphrodite allowed Helen to fall under the seductive charms of young Paris.
What happened next most everyone knows - a ten year war that didn't come to an end until a certain wooden horse came on the scene.
In spite of all the pain and misery that Aphrodite brings to those who naively think of love as a simple matter full of sunshine and lollipops, she is still the Goddess of beauty and can be very gentle to those who respect and understand her sensual and complex nature.
The Fifteen Goddesses
These are the 15 categories of this test. If you score above average in
all or none of the four variables: Neit. Erudite: Minerva. Sensual: Aphrodite. Martial: Artemis. Saturnine: Persephone. Erudite & Sensual: Isis. Erudite & Martial: Sekhmet. Erudite & Saturnine: Nemesis. Sensual & Martial: Hera. Sensual & Saturnine: Bast. Martial & Saturnine: Ilamatecuhtli. Erudite, Sensual & Martial: Maeve. Erudite, Sensual & Saturnine: Freya. Erudite, Martial & Saturnine: Sedna. Sensual, Martial & Saturnine: Macha.
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