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  • In Roman mythology, Venus is the counterpart to the Greek Aphrodite.
  • "He says I’m a daughter of Aphrodite," Piper interrupted, "so naturally I can speak French, which is the language of love."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Aphrodite wasn’t God (or Goddess, for that matter), despite what she called herself.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • It’s supposed to be a gift from the Goddess," Aphrodite said softly.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed

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  • Aphrodite, Apollo, Hermes, and Zeus were all real, and had one Loric parent.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Most sat alone at their respective tables—Sherman Yang for Ares; a girl I did not know for Aphrodite; another girl for Demeter.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • She resembled an ancient statue of her mom, Aphrodite, which Jason found a little intimidating.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The other cabins filed in: Demeter, Apollo, Aphrodite, Dionysus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Silena Beauregard, the head counselor for Aphrodite, waved at me from her pegasus as she flew past.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • He stared at it in the dim light—the smiling face of Silena Beauregard, daughter of Aphrodite.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian

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  • Did you think I was Aphrodite, perhaps?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Langdon considered offering an etymological sidebar about the word hermaphrodite and its ties to Hermes and Aphrodite, but something told him it would be lost on this crowd.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • A son of Ankhises and Aphrodite, he belongs to a collateral branch of the royal line.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • I visited the pegasus stables, but Silena Beauregard from the Aphrodite cabin was having an argument with one of the Hunters, and I decided I’d better not get involved.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • I found him over in the museum where I went to hail the foamborn Aphrodite.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • She is the queen of heaven, and as goddess of love and of war an equivocal character; ’an awful and lovely goddess’ like Aphrodite.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • The Trojan women raised a cry-but my heart sang-for I had come round, long before, to dreams of sailing home, and I repented the mad day Aphrodite drew me away from my dear fatherland, forsaking all-child, bridal bed, and husband- a man without defect in form or mind.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • So Pygmalion created his Galatea, and the first contract you accepted became Aphrodite and gave it life.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • But the fact was that he knew very little of the sex; yet detecting a sort of resemblance in style between the effusions of the woman he worshipped and those of the supposed stranger, he concluded that Aphrodite ever spoke thus, whosesoever the personality she assumed.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • And among the Greeks, not only Hermaphrodite (the child of Hermes and Aphrodite),89 but Eros too, the divinity of love (the first of the gods, according to Plato),’x’ were in sex both female and male.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • She was, in her small, intense way, a seeking Aphrodite, eager to prove to any who were sufficiently attractive the destroying power of her charm, while at the same time retaining her own personality and individuality free of any entangling alliance or compromise.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • The clean, sleek creature arose from its fleece—how perfectly like Aphrodite rising from the foam should have been seen to be realized—looking startled and shy at the loss of its garment, which lay on the floor in one soft cloud, united throughout, the portion visible being the inner surface only, which, never before exposed, was white as snow, and without flaw or blemish of the minutest kind.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Neither Artemis nor Aphrodite, overwhelmed with the sense of the gracious sapů
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Oh, you have to ask for Aphrodite.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • For a child of Aphrodite, Piper tried hard to play down her beauty.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • She had a way of calming things down with that Aphrodite charm of hers.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • But I believe also in Aphrodite and Apollo and the Great God Pan.’
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • I’m going to introduce you to Aphrodite.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • I’m goin’ dressed as a Greek Goddess, Aphrodite.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • Imagine, they found it painted on the ceiling of an Egyptian temple—a temple of Aphrodite, by the way—not far from Thebes.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Thou art a worshiper of Aphrodite, and so am I, as the myrtle I wear proves; therefore I tell thee their voices have the chill of a Caspian wind.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • A growl, a belch of gasoline, and deathless Aphrodite stirs on her way, descends to the city limits, drawn down not in a chariot pulled by sparrows, grandiose gold sinking aslant the burnt-out factory chimneys, the heavy air trembling at the heart to the pulse of countless wingbeats, but laboring stop by stop, as she always comes.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • I grieved too late for the madness
    Aphrodite sent me, luring me there, far from my dear land,
    forsaking my own child, my bridal bed, my husband too,
    a man who lacked for neither brains nor beauty."
    And the red-haired Menelaus answered Helen:
    "There was a tale, my lady.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • So the then leader of the Dark Daughters, Aphrodite, totally lost control of the ghosts and they were going to eat Heath.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • As a daughter of Aphrodite, Piper could tell stuff like that.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Over at the Aphrodite cabin, Silena Beauregard was just coming out, checking items off the inspection scroll.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Then Aphrodite was exposed as the rotten-assed leader she was, causing Neferet to fire her and put me in her place.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • Oh, different names, perhaps-Jupiter for Zeus, Venus for Aphrodite, and so on-but the same forces, the same gods.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • We visited the Aphrodite cabin, which of course got a five out of five.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • I would hate it if you were an Aphrodite kid.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • As a daughter of Aphrodite, maybe she could tell when somebody was struggling with heartache.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Maybe that was strange for a child of Aphrodite, but she’d watched her dad, the movie star, deal with fame for years.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Silena Beauregard, one of the nicer girls from Aphrodite’s cabin, gave me my first riding lesson on a pegasus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • According to the story, Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite quarreled as to who was the fairest, and presented themselves to Paris for a decision.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • You are one disappointment after another, Aphrodite!
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • If you’re a child of Aphrodite or Demeter, you’re probably not a real powerful force.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • How could anyone normal choose Aphrodite as her name?
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • There was some giggling from the Aphrodite cabin.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Nevertheless, she wanted to follow in the footsteps of Aeneas, son of Aphrodite, the first demigod to settle here after the Trojan War.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Aphrodite’s cabin.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
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