Mythology – Symbols of Aphrodite

by Erin on April 7, 2012

Aphrodite was the goddess of love and beauty in Greek mythology. She is represented in myth and art by various symbols, including the dove, myrtle, and the scepter.

Dove - Today, when we think of doves, peace often comes to mind. For the ancient Greeks, however, doves evoked love, since they were one of the symbols of Aphrodite.

Myrtle

Scepter - The scepter is a somewhat common attribute among certain Greek goddesses, including Demeter, Hera, and of course, Aphrodite.

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