View of the port Skala The beach of Meloi, within walking distance of Skala Monastery of Saint John the Theologian The birth of Patmos according to Greek mythology[ edit ] According to a legend in Greek mythologythe island's original name was "Letois", after the goddess and huntress of deer Artemisdaughter of Leto.
This page describes the goddess' sexual liaisons with various gods. Although she was paired with half of the male Olympians only the story of her marriage to Hephaistos and adulterous affair with the god Ares was elaborated upon in any detail.
The rest were, for the most part, simply genealogical pairings. In classical art and literature Aphrodite was almost always portrayed as the consort of Ares. The mortal lovers of the goddess are described on the second "Loves" page.
She bore him four divine sons: Eros, Anteros, Deimos, Phobos; and a daughter: Hera cursed the goddess to bear a horribly ugly child, Priapos, as punishment for her promiscuity. Some say Hermes Bakkheios Iakkhos was also their child. Aphrodite was never happy with the marriage having been forced to wed him by decree of Zeus, as a gift for releasing his mother Hera from the bonds of the cursed golden throne.
She bore him a son, the godling Hermaphroditos and some say Eros. When he refused to leave the sea to join her on Olympos, she transformed him into a shell-fish for his betrayal.
She bore him two daughters Rhodos and Herophilos. Aphrodite fled and Zeus' seed was spilt upon the earth. Mt Olympos Home of the Gods I. Hephaistos had been cast from heaven by his mother Hera at birth, for she was ashamed at bearing a crippled son.
He was rescued by Thetis and Eurynome and raised in a cave on the shores of the River Okeanos where he became a skilled smith. Angry at his mother's treatment, Hephaistos sent various gifts to Olympos including a Golden Throne for Hera.
When the goddess sat upon this cursed throne she was bound fast. Zeus sought the assistance of the gods in the freeing his Queen and offered the goddess Aphrodite in marriage to the god who could bring Hephaistos to Olympos.
Aphrodite agreed to the arrangment in the belief that her beloved Ares would prevail.
Ares stormed the forge of Hephaistos, bearing arms, but was driven back by the Divine Smith with showers of flaming metal according to Libanius Narrations 7, not currently quoted here. Dionysos next approached the god, and suggested that he might claim Aphrodite for himself if he were to release his mother willingly.ASTRAL MYTHOLOGY.
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