Aphrodite- Was the goddess of love, desire and beauty. In addition to her natural gifts, she had a magical girdle that compelled anyone she wished to desire her. There are two versions of Aphrodite’s birth. One theory portrays Aphrodite as being sprung from Uranus along. Uranus, or Heaven, refused to allow his children to emerge into the light and perpetually embraced the earth, his wife Gaia. His son Cronus then castrated him with a sickle and threw his genitals into the sea. The second creation theory is distinguished as that of Aphrodite Urania, of Celestial Aphrodite. Aphrodite Urania is a goddess of pure and spiritual love. The Urania birth story associates Aphrodite with the creation of the world and establishes her as one of the oldest divinities. As Aphrodite was born from the act that separated heaven and Earth and created the world in between. She is present form the very beginning of time. Upon Aphrodite’s arrival at Cyprus, the Graces dothed her, decorated her with golden ornaments and escorted her to Olympus. The Greek Goddess Aphrodite, however was best known for her own love affairs, which were numerous and varied and resulted in many offspring by her various lovers. Aphrodite’s most notable lovers were the gods Ales, Dionysuis, Hermes, Poseidon and the mortal Adonis.