I like how books pigeonhole Aphrodite into being a heterosexual slut doing nothing but giggling and batting her eyelashes.
Dude, this bamf is the goddess of love and beauty.
Do you really think she only sees and feels love and beauty in men, exclusively?
And on that note, love and beauty do not necessarily mean sex.
And on another note, she does way more than sit around and look pretty. If she didn’t, she wouldn’t get a place of respect on a throne on Mount Olympus.
Aphrodite helped her immortal son get together with a mortal girl because she knew how much they loved each other.
Aphrodite helped Mr. Forever Alone by bringing his statue of the perfect woman to life so he could marry her and be happy for once.
Aphrodite was an awesome friend to Hera, and when Hera was like, “hey, Zeus is ignoring me,” Aphrodite went, “girl, I got you,” and gave Hera a magic girdle that stimulated love and desire so Hera could get it once in a while
Aphrodite uses absolutely spankin’ perfume (i.e. cinnamon, lavender, sage, crocus, hibiscus, rose, etc.) and gave some to Paris to entice Helen of Troy, because love.
Aphrodite recognized beauty of the soul and mind as often as she recognized beauty of the face.
Oh, and on the note of badassery:
Aphrodite poisoned a man’s horses so that they ate him when he came to feed them when he was condescending to her for sleeping with Ares.
Aphrodite is legitimately the best because she’s generous and beautiful but she will fuck you up if you disrespect her.
okay but did you really have to slut shame her???? you really didn’t have to call her a slut. also, you can have lots of sex and still be badass