Aphrodite’s Symbols

 

Aphrodite: ”Born of Foam” Goddess of Beauty & Sexual Love

Aphrodite rules love, sexuality, sensuality, desire, gardens, marriage, fertility, war, victory, affection, trysts, aphrodisiacs, nature, physical beauty, sexual freedom, and death in-life.

Invoke Aphrodite for attraction, passion, beauty, victory, fertility, lust, battle, regeneration, eroticism, love spells, physical beauty, sex magic, sexual freedom, and the sanctity of marriage. She can also be invoked for attracting love, taking lovers, protecting sailors, flouting convention, falling in love, increasing self esteem, surviving marriage to an unsuitable mate, and for loving and leaving a man. Her symbols include scallop shell, spiral conch shell, mirror, honeycomb, and hexagon.

The hexagon, called the Flower of Aphrodite, can be used as an amulet for the safe delivery of a baby. Aphrodite was depicted as a beautiful woman, naked or wearing jewels, fine gowns, and golden slippers. In some aspects she is considered to be androgynous, or to have a beard. Her feast days are Feb 6, Feb 14-21 & July 9

 

maxresdefault-1There is a current (2010-2015) resurgence of media and worship of Aphrodite evidenced by several things that are co-arising:

Modern day cults like Living Love Revolution and the Hellenist Reconstruction cult of Laurelei Black in Indiana http://www.asteriabooks.com/about/press.html

Pop songs by artists  Kylie Minogue 2010 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-dVF1S32-Q

Lady Gaga’s Venus 2013  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP3ctBs3510

Songs, chants and rituals being developed by modern pagan and Wiccan Priestesses:

http://www.soulrebels.com/beth/aphrodite.html

Helen Demetrious evocation of Aphrodite while on Cyprus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3P67ZWMZ4c

The work of author and performance artist Joanna Frueh http://www.joannafrueh.com/

I attended the 2012 Aphrodite and the Gods of Love exhibition at the Getty Pavillion Museum in LA: http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/aphrodite/ and recommend the book by curator Chrsitine Kondoleon et al available here: http://shop.getty.edu/products/aphrodite-and-the-gods-of-love-978-0878467570

 

and now, thanks to the work of Layne Redmond, women on the isle of Cyprus have begun to do rituals to Aphrodite again and here are some of the results:

Kypris research: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=139&v=fY3urLXuZvk

Trailer for now completed film on the presence of Aphrodite on Kypris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK9sQvnmsEw&feature=iv&src_vid=fY3urLXuZvk&annotation_id=annotation_3439534703