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Aphrodite
Aphrodite
Real name Aphrodite
Debut All Star Comics #8 (December 1941)
Created by William Moulton Marston, Harry G. Peter
Affiliations Gods of Olympus
Abilities Immortality, Charisma

Aphrodite is the Greek Goddess of love and beauty. She was initially the patron Goddess of the Amazons, though in post-crisis continuity, she shares that role with Athena and several other Gods.

History

Pre-Crisis

Aphrodite was the creator of the Amazons. After her former husband Mars inspired Hercules to enslave the Amazons, Aphrodite forced all inhabitants of Paradise Island to wear Bracelets of Submission as a reminder never to submit to the domination of man. She also gave immortality to the Amazons under the condition that they never set foot in man's world again. Aphrodite was also the creator of Wonder Woman, allowing Hippolyta to mold a child out of clay. She was a beacon of love, forgiving criminals such as the Baroness Paula von Gunther and accepting her into the Amazon nation. She also resurrected Steve Trevor after he was slain by Doctor Cyber, as well as brought Astarte peace.

Post-Crisis

Aphrodite was one of several Gods who gifted Princess Diana of the Amazons and allowed her to become Wonder Woman. She was also the mother of Deimos, Phobos, Eris, and Harmonia, born from the union between Aphrodite and Ares. She participated in the War of the Gods, and has been a constant, yet minor, force in Wonder Woman's life. Recently, Aphrodite restored Wonder Woman after she had become a Black Lantern.

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