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This article is about the goddess in Age of Mythology. For the goddess in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Aphrodite (Age of Empires: Mythologies).

You have advanced to the Heroic Age by the Passion of Aphrodite.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Aphrodite is a Heroic Age Greek minor god in Age of Mythology. She is available to worshipers of Hades and Poseidon.

Attributes[edit | edit source]

God Power[edit | edit source]

Technologies[edit | edit source]

  • GoldenApples.png Golden Apples: Villagers gather favor 15% faster
  • DivineBlood.png Divine Blood: Villagers move 20% faster, carry 10 extra resources and build buildings 15% faster.
  • RoarOfOrthus.png Roar of Orthus: Nemean Lion has -50% pierce damage vulnerability and -20% hack damage vulnerability.

Myth Unit[edit | edit source]

  • NemeanLionIcon.png Nemean Lion: Melee unit whose special attack is a roar that hits every enemy in its path. The Nemean Lion is good against archers and buildings

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Aphrodite's improvements mostly favor Villagers, so worshipping her is appropriate for those who prefer an economic strategy. She increases the speed at which villagers gather favor, reducing the amount needed to pray at a Temple and allowing them to gather other resources. Aphrodite also improves villager speed, the amount they can carry, and build speed. This allows her to provide an economic advantage and a potential military one as well as the resources can be spent on combat units or allows for fewer villagers to work, freeing up population space for an army.

Mythology[edit | edit source]

The goddess of love, beauty, and sexual rapture, her name derives from the word for sea foam. In one story, she was born when Kronos the Titan was castrated and his genitals were thrown into the ocean. The sea began to roil and from the foam Aphrodite took shape. In contrast, Homer says she was the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Regardless of her ancestry, she was beautiful beyond words.

Seeking Olympian tranquility, Zeus gave Aphrodite in marriage to hard-working and reliable Hephaestus. With his metal working skills he fashioned for her wonderful jewels, including a golden magical girdle. The combination of her personal charms and her jewels made her irresistible. She took advantage of her gifts, loving glamour and flirting, and was not particularly happy with a dirty, boring husband. She took many lovers, including Adonis, and bore several children, including Eros. The festival of Aphrodisiac was celebrated, especially in Athens and Corinth. Coupling with her priestesses was a form of Aphrodite worship.
—In-game history section

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Aphrodite's history section erroneously attributes Aphrodite's creation to the castration of Kronos, rather than that of his father Oranos as depicted in the actual Greek mythology.
    • The history section of Divine Blood does attribute her creation correctly to Oranos.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Old portrait of Aphrodite

Major and minor gods in Age of Mythology
Culture ArchaicAge.png Archaic Age ClassicalAge.png Classical Age HeroicAge.png Heroic Age MythicAge.png Mythic Age
Greek ZeusIcon.png Zeus
HadesIcon.png Hades
PoseidonIcon.png Poseidon
AthenaIcon.png Athena
HermesIcon.png Hermes
AresIcon.png Ares
ApolloIcon.png Apollo
DionysusIcon.png Dionysus
AphroditeIcon.png Aphrodite
HeraIcon.png Hera
HephaestusIcon.png Hephaestus
ArtemisIcon.png Artemis
Egyptian RaIcon.png Ra
IsisIcon.png Isis
SetIcon.png Set
BastIcon.png Bast
PtahIcon.png Ptah
AnubisIcon.png Anubis
HathorIcon.png Hathor
SekhmetIcon.png Sekhmet
NephthysIcon.png Nephthys
OsirisIcon.png Osiris
HorusIcon.png Horus
ThothIcon.png Thoth
Norse ThorIcon.png Thor
OdinIcon.png Odin
LokiIcon.png Loki
FreyjaIcon.png Freyja
HeimdallIcon.png Heimdall
ForsetiIcon.png Forseti
SkadiIcon.png Skadi
BragiIcon.png Bragi
NjordIcon.png Njord
BaldrIcon.png Baldr
TyrIcon.png Tyr
HelIcon.png Hel
Atlantean KronosIcon.png Kronos
OranosIcon.png Oranos
GaiaIcon.png Gaia
PrometheusIcon.png Prometheus
LetoIcon.png Leto
OceanusIcon.png Oceanus
HyperionIcon.png Hyperion
RheiaIcon.png Rheia
TheiaIcon.png Theia
HeliosIcon.png Helios
AtlasIcon.png Atlas
HekateIcon.png Hekate
Chinese FuXiIcon.png Fu Xi
NuWaIcon.png Nü Wa
ShennongIcon.png Shennong
HuangDiIcon.png Huang Di
SunWukongIcon.png Sun Wukong
ChangEIcon.png Chang'e
DaboGongIcon.png Dabo Gong
ZhongKuiIcon.png Zhong Kui
HeBoIcon.png He Bo
ChongliIcon.png Chongli
AoKuangIcon.png Ao Kuang
XiWangmuIcon.png Xi Wangmu
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