Any time a poet or an artist makes reference to Greek mythology, you know that they're pulling out the big guns. See, in Western literary and cultural traditions, "Greek" is sort of the same thing as Culture, with a capital C. From esteemed career paths to snake-faced hellions, this poem has it all. We could chalk all the greekiness sorry up to Graves' own interest in mythology, but we're betting that there's also something about the pagan nature of the Greek gods that is important here. The gods and goddesses aren't thought of as religious figures anymore Graves, after all, is writing in a pretty Christian society. But they're still important. After all, lots of classical literature is still swirling in the minds of British public schoolgirls and boys. So why does Graves turn to Gorgon instead of Jesus? Well, we're guessing that it's a big, blaring clue that this poem is going to be teasing out some knots in social issues, but not necessarily religious ones.
by Robert Graves
Aphrodite [a] is an ancient Greek goddess associated with love , beauty , pleasure , passion and procreation. She was syncretized with the Roman goddess Venus. Aphrodite's major symbols include myrtles , roses , doves , sparrows , and swans.
The following is a list of gods , goddesses and many other divine and semi-divine figures from ancient Greek mythology and ancient Greek religion. The list does not include creatures; for these, see List of Greek mythological creatures. The Greeks created images of their deities for many purposes. A temple would house the statue of a god or goddess, or multiple deities, and might be decorated with relief scenes depicting myths. Divine images were common on coins. Drinking cups and other vessels were painted with scenes from Greek myths. Goddess of beauty, love, desire, and pleasure. In Hesiod 's Theogony — , she was born from sea-foam and the severed genitals of Uranus ; in Homer 's Iliad 5. She was married to Hephaestus , but bore him no children.
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