The Love Goddess': Freya & Aphrodite

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A love goddess is a deity associated with sexuality, love, fertility, beauty, and in some occasion’s death. These goddess are common in mythology and may be found in many polytheistic religions. Although there are vast differences among these goddess’, since they have to serve each particular culture’s needs, there are also many similarities that can be drawn to them. There are two love goddess’ that are believed to have many similarities, they are the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the Norse goddess Freya. Although these goddess’ have many differences some similarities are their appearance, lost lovers, a love of beautiful things, charm, an association with the sea, the day Friday and fish. Aphrodite was an extremely attractive young …show more content…

As her tears hit the ground, they turned to golden nuggets and that is the etiology for wear gold comes from. After many months of searching for her husband, she eventually found him in a distant land sunbathing under a tree. When OD saw Freya his heart turned soft and he went back with her with no mention as to why he left. Their marriage continued happily. Just as Freya wept, Aphrodite did as well over baby Adonis. Aphrodite hid the newborn child, Adonis, in a chest, which she gave in charge to Persephone, queen of the underworld. When Persephone opened the chest she was blown away by beauty of the baby, so she refused to give him back to Aphrodite, although the goddess of love went down herself to the Underworld to ransom the baby Adonis from the power of the dead. The dispute between the two goddesses of love and death was settled by Zeus, who ruled that Adonis should stand with Persephone in the underworld for one part of the year, and with Aphrodite in the upper world for another part. When he stayed in the underworld, it was winter. When he returned, the Earth blossomed into spring and summer. Another similarity between Freya and Aphrodite is there association with the sea. In the wake of the Cataclysm, the outer cliff walls were breached by earthquakes, causing the sea’s waters to flood the entire region. The natural balance of the basin was thrown into chaos. The Titan facilities &