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Aphrodisias Museum March 2011 4649.jpg
16-MAR-2011

Aphrodisias Museum March 2011 4649.jpg

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Anchises and Aphrodite. From the Wikipedia: In Greek mythology, Anchises (Ancient Greek: Ἀγχίσης) was the son of Capys and Themiste (daughter of Ilus, son of Tros). His major claim to fame in Greek mythology is that he was a mortal lover of the goddess Aphrodite (and in Roman mythology, the lover of Venus). One version is that Aphrodite pretended to be a Phrygian princess and seduced him for nearly two weeks of lovemaking. Anchises learned that his lover was a goddess only nine months later, when she revealed herself and presented him with the infant Aeneas. The principal early narrative of Aphrodite's seduction of Anchises and the birth of Aeneas is the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite. According to Apollodorus' Bibliotheca, Anchises and Aphrodite had another son, Lyrus, who died childless.

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