The goddess of beauty and Eros named Aphrodite was born in the sea-form
from the genitals of the sky-god Uranus,
which was cut off and thrown into the sea by his son, the time-god Cronus.
She was floating on a scallop shell off the
then the South Wind steered her ashore in the
King of Gods Zeus married Aphrodite to a small and ugly blacksmith-god named Hephaestus, to avoid conflicting between the other gods who had wanted to marry her.
(Designed by U. Haramoto)