laughter loving cytherea

I'm a witch and an Aphrodite dedicant. I am always learning.

I wanna talk about how I already had to deal with kylie minogue posts in the aphrodite tag but now lady gaga too no pls stawp

Aphrodite and Hera

from Will Murai’s DEUSAS GREGAS (Greek Goddesses)

this is wonderful. click through for artist.

this is wonderful. click through for artist.

The saddest thing in the world is that the weheartit tag for “Aphrodite” is a safer place to search than anywhere else.

Can I just say how tired I am of all the porn I find when I search it on tumblr?

THIS IS COMING FROM SOMEONE WHO LOVES PORN

But I have come in contact with an unreal number of porn stars with the name.

It’s not surprising but I just

I just

My new shrine of sorts for Aphrodite. The shells in the water are dipped in gold, and I also used a pearl bracelet I had from when i was a child. The water is rose scented as are the pink candles.

Aphrodite: Goddess of Death

Anyone who thinks that Aphrodite is all love and light should read this beautiful article.

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[mythology meme] 3/9 gods/goddesses → APHRODITE

The Goddess of Love and Beauty, who beguiled all, gods and men alike; the laughter-loving goddess, who laughed sweetly or mockingly at those her wiles had conquered; the irresistible goddess who stole away even the wits of the wise.

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Can we please discuss the fact that the moment I saw this I thought “Aphrodite”?

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Venus at Her Toilet, Master of the Fontainebleau School, 1550
Oil on canvas, 97 x 126 cm. Musée du Louvre, Paris

Venus at Her Toilet, Master of the Fontainebleau School, 1550

Oil on canvas, 97 x 126 cm. Musée du Louvre, Paris

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Real laughter. Real tears.

Real laughter. Real tears.

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Greek Mythology Picspam - Ares & Aphrodite

The Goddess of Love and Beauty had a long love affair with Ares which lasted for the duration of her marriage to Hephaistos and beyond. She bore him four divine sons and a daughter: Eros, Anteros, Deimos, Phobos and Harmonia. (x)

Greek Mythology Picspam - Ares & Aphrodite

The Goddess of Love and Beauty had a long love affair with Ares which lasted for the duration of her marriage to Hephaistos and beyond. She bore him four divine sons and a daughter: Eros, Anteros, Deimos, Phobos and Harmonia. (x)

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Venus, Henri Pierre Picou, 1874

VenusHenri Pierre Picou, 1874

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I need a new theme since I’ve been reorganizing my blog, and my pour etre belle theme obsession might have to end

/tear

Problems with Aphrodite

bayoread:

satsekhem:

ermagurl:

Even before I became Wiccan I always felt close to Aphrodite and when I became Wiccan I felt her calling me like “yep girl, you are coming with me”. I felt that she was urging me to recover and the whole “self love” thing. Due to the fact that I haven’t been super successful in recovery, I feel her pulling away like she’s giving up which totally sucks. I was wondering if anyone had any history with Aphrodite and possibly winning her back?

My best friend is a devotee of hers. From her workings, I can attest that you have to work very deliberately in this arena. In other words, “never give up, never surrender.”

Maybe work at what she’s trying to teach you?

The gods don’t do shit for free and if you’ve let them down then you better be prepared to do some grovelling and show that you really can get your act in gear.

Although if you can’t, maybe it’s just not the right time.

Speaking as someone who suffers from an eating disorder and is also a devotee of Aphrodite, what I’ve come to understand is that feeling beautiful is the big picture (in that facet). Having Aphrodite in your life means that all the characteristics she fulfills will begin to have larger roles in your life. (if that makes sense? I can tell I’m not wording this very well.) The way you deal with love becomes more important, really love in your life becomes far more relevant (I can say for my part, Aphrodite came to me when I was in a really bad place because of a botched up love life. When I say bad place I mean spiraling downwards, mainlining very very very bad drugs and being generally awfully self abusive [on top on my E.D.] She came to me, actually, the very same day as the person who helped clean all that up with me. As in my wonderful sailor, the man I will marry. I had prayed to her for the longest before that, but I had made no actual contact with her. Then the night I met him I returned home and in a dream she came to me) So what I’m trying to say is that it’s never as simple as just fix it. She’s clearly trying to help you fix it, so do your part, but that’s not to say that if you slip she’ll abandon you. I struggle with my E.D. to this day and it’s had little to no affect on our relationship. I feel, and this is just from my personal experience, that with her domain over beauty she has a better understanding of how body dysmorphia works than any other deity. And she’s also the only deity I can think who would be the most help. Two of her domains are love and beauty. She helped me love myself again as well as find and keep love. If you take her seriously I’m sure she can help you do the same. /tmi

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tiny-librarian:

Aphrodite and Followers from the series Legendary Beauties by Brittney Lee and Lorelay Bove.

tiny-librarian:

Aphrodite and Followers from the series Legendary Beauties by Brittney Lee and Lorelay Bove.