Roman Name: Venus
Aphrodite was the Goddess of Love, and Beauty, and was the only Olympian without a mother or father. The West Wind was the first to see her, and she was rising out of the sea on a coushiony foam. She floated over the water, and it is said that she was so pretty, that even that the wind almost lost its breath.
He blew her to the island of Cythera, and there she met the three graces, and they became her attendants. They dressed her, put her into a chariot drawn by white doves, and presented her with jewels. They sent her to Olympus, and the gods made her one of them.
Zeus was afraid the gods would fight over her, and so he picked a husband for her. He let Hephaestus be her husband, probably because he was the steadiest of the gods. Aphrodite had one son, Eros(also known as Cupid). Aphrodite loved glamour, and didnt like being the wife of Hephaestus- shed rather have his brother, Ares, for a husbans.
Once a year, Aphrodite went back to Cythera, and jumped into the sea. They say she rose out "sparkling ans young" as the first day she was spotted.