Aphrodite - The Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty
Zeus feared she would cause war between the Olympians, so he married her to Hephaestus as a wife. She was married to the smith Hepaestus, but she really loved Ares, the god of war.
Hephaestus was overjoyed, so he made her matchless jewels and a magical girdle that made her even more beautiful than she already was, which was unwise of him. Aphrodite was vain, however, and disliked his looks, but enjoyed his gift's, though she'd much rather have Ares for a husband. She has no children with Hephaestus but many children with Ares. Hephaestus was constantly trying to capture Ares and Aphrodite together and show it to Zeus.
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Most Helpful Girl
Is Aphrodite a total bitch?
B. Not a bitch
She was forced to marry him so in my opinion she doesn't owe Hephaestus a single thing. In my opinion Hephaestus is the jerk.
"Hephaestus was overjoyed"
So he is seemingly a-okay, with having a gal forced to be his wife implying to me he's fine that she doesn't want to be with him and that he's fine with rape or at the least obliged sex with a gal who doesn't desire him or the sex.
", so he made her matchless jewels and a magical girdle that made her even more beautiful than she already was, which was unwise of him. "
To me that implies that he was just as focused on looks as she was ie another case of the ugly guy wanting the hot gal and people focus on the gal being shallow if she rejects the guy for his looks but not the guy being shallow for wanting the gal for her looks.
"Hephaestus was constantly trying to capture Ares and Aphrodite together and show it to Zeus."
Since I imagine he could have easily 'divorced' her to me him trying to get her caught cheating suggests to me he wanted Aphrodite punished. So not only is he seemingly okay with a gal forced to be his wife and focused on her looks he wants her punished if she dares to find happiness outside of him.0
Most Helpful Guy
Definitely not a bitch. If you read the mythology you'd know she was not with him of her choosing. That on top of not being in love with him or even attracted to him, in an era where divorce doesn't exist I can't really blame her.
But, what she did definitely was not nice lol0