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Greek Goddess Aphrodite, Roman goddess Venus

Goddess Symbols
and Sacred Objects
of Aphrodite


Goddess symbols, individualized for each goddess, were incorporated into the worship of the ancient goddesses, were often worn as jewelry, and also used in the household decor as talismans to seek the goddesses special gifts, blessings, or protection.  A large number of goddess symbols have survived in statuary and other works of art.

Many of the goddess symbols come from the legends surrounding a specific goddess and were "characters" in her story. Other goddess symbols  were derived from the rituals used  in the ancient rites of worship of these pagan goddesses.

Aphrodite's goddess symbols are often those associated with her spectacular entrance from the sea. It is not surprizing that many of our ikons representing love, passion, and romance are derived from the ancient goddess symbols of the goddess Aphrodite. 

 

goddess symbols Aphrodite

 

Goddess Symbols of Aphrodite

General:    

Scallop shell, seashells, mirrors, golden apples, the Evening Star (planet Venus), Number 5, the ocean, and the triangle

 

Animals:
Dolphin, swan, dove, sparrow, bees, and goat
s

 

Plants:  
Rose (especially any fragrant rose), quince, myrtle, mint and grape (fruit, leaves, and vines), apples, artichokes, laurel, ash and poplar trees

 

Perfumes/Scents:  
Stephanotis, musk, verbena, vanilla, incense, vervain,
and roses

 

Gems and Metals:  
Pearls, gold, aquamarine, rose quartz, jade, sapphire, silver,
and copper

 

Colors:  
Red, pink, violet, silver, aqua, pale green (seafoam), and any shade of light  blue

 

Be sure to read the stories and see the goddess symbols that follow them.

Goddess Quiz: Aphrodite

Goddess Quiz: Aphrodite (Venus)

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