Mythology: Important Part Of History



Bullfinch once said "Mythology is the handmaid of literature...". That
means that mythology is necessarily subservient or subordinate to literature.
I personally think that is not true. Let me introduce myself. My name is
Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and sexual desire. Mythology is important and
interesting . In fact, I think I may be the most interesting of all the gods.
Well, at least the most beautiful. In this auto biographical paper I will
reveal to you who I am, how I relate to mythology, and a famous story about
myself.

Let me start with my birth. Many think I was born out of murder. They
say that when Cronos butchered his father he flung the dismembered body into ...

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of Gods and men. I hate to admit it but in a
way I am responsible for the Trojan War. One day Discord threw an apple on to
Olympus to be given to the most beautiful goddess. Hera, Athene, and I all
tried to claim the title. Each of us tried to persaude the judge, Paris, in our
favor. Hera told him he would be a powerful ruler, Athene promised him that he
would receive great military fame, and I guaranteed him Helen of Troy's hand in
marriage. He then declared me the fairest of all, and abducted Helen of Troy
thus beginning the Trojan War. I have also inspired many paintings,
sculptures, and poetry. The most famous painting featuring me is the Birth of
Venus. It is a very famous painting from the Renaissance. As you can see I am
one of the most important goddess and have influenced mythology immensely.

I relate to mythology by being the goddess of love and beauty. My Roman
name is Venus. My work is my pleasure, my profession, and my hobby. I think
about nothing ...

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