Linking to my submission for the Aphrodite Agon over at Lykeia’s blog …. Consider submitting some of your own work for Aphrodite or Hera!!
Laughter-loving Aphrodite by Amanda Forrester
Golden-skinned, full-hipped, heavy-breasted
Dances and laughs, loves and eats, drinks and plays,
Among the Halls of the Gods
Our powerful Lady of Love is named as an Olympian
But in reality She is a Force far more primal
Than the civilized generation of Gods She among
For Her birth was part of the saga of creation
Born from sea-foam and blood form the severed manhood of Father Sky,
Thrown into the primordial ocean by Kronos
Aphrodite therefore is older than the King of the Gods
And indeed She moves Zeus as She will.
Arisen from the sea, She came to drive the world mad with lust
And turn one’s heart to another in partnership.
She causes animals to couple and so the flocks and herds to increase
Likewise She is the Hunger for union in the higher species
The drive to abandon the safety of…
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