The possibilities are you will have been aware of the Goddess of love, attractiveness and sexual rapture Athrodite if you know a little about Cyprus or Greek mythology. Legend tells that she was the consequence of the castration of the God Uranus which was performed by his son Cronus (maybe it was the way their kids were raised by those Gods having a sickle. Owch! Where they foamed up which in turn gave birth to Aphrodite anyway Cronus used the severed genitals to the ocean. The phrase 'athros' or sea froth giving rise for the interpretation Athrodite or deity of foam.Anyways, Cyprus comes into the image because Aphrodite was carried by the sea and came ashore on the Island and some stories declare she rode on a giant clam-shell. Actually some Greek mythology refer to her as Cytherea or Kypros for this very reason.Zeus (the prime God) was worried that the other Gods would fight over Aphrodite's submit marriage therefore he took the liberty of marring her of to Hephaestus the jones God. Boy was he knocked-out? Scruffy old dark smith weds Goddess of beauty, love and sexual rapture! Had his boat can be found in or what?Hephaestus was over the moon and as an indication of his love for Aphrodite he used all his skills as a smith to fashion her a lovely bejeweled girdle with fine gold filigree. He perhaps wove magic into the gold filigree which was a big mistake on his part. The issue was that when ever Aphrodite wore the girdle she would become sexually irresistible bearing in mind that she was already the greatest embodiment of feminine beauty anyway. Amongst her many lovers (she was a bit of a woman) were Gods but she also took mortal lovers too the most famous being Adonis.Some of her Sons are Eros, Anteros, Hymenaios and Aeneas through her marriage with her Trojan lover Anchisess. What can I say? It is an average history of a beautiful woman wreaking havoc amongst the male population, causing conflicts and a few spoilt dishes on top of that. Her festival was Aphrodisiac (now you understand where that originates from) which was celerbrated in several places in Greece including Corinth and Athens. Her priestesses where maybe not prostitutes but sexual intercourse with them was considered an application of praise to the Goddess herself.There you get then, today you may impress all your friends or even other visitor with your factual knowledge of Aphrodite. If you visit Cyprus make sure to vacation out to her alleged birth spot several kilometers outside Paphos. The view from the cliffs is indeed spectacular and there is a restaurant bar with a good view position where you are able to curl up with a cool drink. You will see the 'rock of Aphrodite' itself just off the coast.The local legend states that if you swim round the rock at nighttime throughout the full moon Aphrodite will make you ten years younger if the exercise doesn't kill you off first that's. Appreciate Cyprus and do not forget to visit the steel of Aphrodite.