Aphrodite is one of the most worshipped deities of the ancient world. Aphrodite (for the Romans, Venus) is the goddess of love, beauty and desire.
Of extreme beauty, many fell in love with her, but she married Hephaestus in an arranged marriage. Aphrodite had many extra-marital affairs and, in mythology, is often the focus of love and jealousy of all the other goddesses. She was the cause of the abduction of Helen by Paris and the outbreak of the infamous Trojan War, mentioned in Homer’s Iliad.