"The new lyric of the gods"

h 53,5cm - 1/12
APHRODITE
from the Songs of HOMER

"Oh Muse, tell me of the deeds of Aphrodite, the precious, the Golden Cypriot, who lets desire rise in the gods, who subdues the sexes of mortals and the swiftly flying birds and all the innumerable animals, all of them, that are nurtured by earth and sea. All obey the gestures of Aphrodite with the beautiful crown, and no one escapes her. Greetings oh goddess of shining eyes,
joy and seduction.

Aphrodite, mysterious in her birth (dooghter of Zeus and Diana, or born from the seed of Uranus which was strewn through the ocean as a result of his mutilation by Cronus?), and mysterious in her deeds (consort of Hephaestus, God of Blacksmiths, but also lover of the Warrior God, Aries, with their children Eros, Terror, Paura and Armonia), she is a very powerful goddess with her appeal and her enchantment. To be lover by her is equally as dangerous as to be hated by her. And the aspect of the extravagant is in her femininity, from the peak of divinity (Urania) down to her roots in prostitution (Pandemis).
 
The Goddess of Spring, of the month of April, her animal symbol is the dove, symbol of pure love, and her plant symbols are the rose and mirth, and she can apply as the original symbol of femininity, stylized in its most elementary, oldest and most complete form.