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Aphrodite by lilok-lilok Aphrodite by lilok-lilok
Aphrodite (Greek: Ἀφροδίτη; Latin: Venus) is the Greek goddess of love and beauty.


Aphrodite was associated with Golden Apple of Discord by Eris and with magic girdle. The word ΚΑΛΛΊΣΤῌ (Ancient Greek: kallistē, Modern Greek: kallisti; "for/to the most beautiful") was inscribed on the Golden Apple of Discord by Eris. Καλλίστῃ is the dative singular of the feminine superlative of καλλός, beautiful.

Reference for the painting of the drapery [link]
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RavenAnabell Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Would you mind me using this picture on my blog? Of course, I'd mark the source and link it back here. :)
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samile222 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Gorgeous <3 !!!!
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AnnamaeTezuka Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous!
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sampea Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
What a lovely art!
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yarramekian Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
I saw it and just was amazed by it. It's so beautiful <3
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avadaxxxkedavra Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
gorgeous!
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BooksLover Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
I love this drawing. Every detail, from the apple to the plant on the left, the fantastic dress and the hair (oh, the hair is great!). Awesome, amazing. Great job. She's a perfect goddess of love and sex.
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Drachenflamme Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
You even explained Καλλίστῃ ,great job (I'm learning ancient greek in school :D) and i love this detail
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Achilleia Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesomely beautiful :)
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diphylla Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Featured Here: [link] :heart:
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jagrier Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Writer
This piece now appears in a feature celebrating the 2012 transit of Venus! [link]
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KhaosMonsterHo Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
One of my favorite Goddesses in Greek mythology. Wonderful job!
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maximumridefan01 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student General Artist
This is soooooooo cool! I love it!
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Airesx Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Awesome!!!
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buk-neo Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful...[link]
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Lydiart95 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
i have just done a fan art copy of this because i think it's amazing :D however i didnt have enough time to do this as thoroughly as i would have liked and the picture i copied it off cut off the top and bottom, making it a landscape instead of portrait piece :S i love your original though :D
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shishiyoukai Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent!!!!!!!!!! but if you refers to ancient greek, "kalÚs" is written with only one lambda, watch out XD
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Azelma Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
This is incredible.
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BooksLover Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
WOW *_*
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Hhdunlop Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Writer
Very wow.
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0xXxMonicaxXx0 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The coloring is abosolutley beautiful. The pictures that are drawn of Athena don't really look like her, but this does because of the elegant colors and look to everything.
Wonderful job :) I wish I could do stuff like this xD
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lauralauras Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Artist
this is cool it's not like the typical depiction of beauty.....kind of a pouty expression.....something off, mysterious and sexy......much is hidden
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lauralauras Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Artist
that's so cool
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AmarinthTheIkamaku Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Writer
Great job!

The dove is associated with Aprodite as well as the mistletoe plant. She wa also he wife of Hephaestus - the god of fire, smithing, craftsmanship, and metalworking.
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Aphrodite-Love Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
wow! i love it!!
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DSteffi Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student Writer
Beautiful as the goddess of herself. Splendid work.

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All the effort is pointless if you don't believe in yourself.
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Illucida Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
This looks absolutely gorgeous. This is a wonderful interpretation of the goddess.
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SweetlyAbsurd Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is truly beautiful, I'm in an Art History class at my High School and we're on Greek Art and my us the story of the Venus de Milo, so I'm glad I found this. You have a gift!
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TorunnAvenger Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
amazing it look so much like the one from the stories, and the apple is so well drawn
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tiffyangel Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Absolutely gorgeous! There are not enough beautiful works of Aphrodite on this site and this one just stood out so much!
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Elfess-san Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Gorgeous! I love it!
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Happy-Gothic-Lover Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student Writer
Amazinggggg I love it!!!
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Mad-Sparrow Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011   Writer
A. Maz. Ing. Wow. This is beautiful. The embodiment of Aphrodite
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TheCheesePigeon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup: beautiful work
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drdoofus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Awesome. Aphrodite cares not if anything is destroyed in love!
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Carrotkitten1996 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
gorgeous! :nod:
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Artfreakgal21 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
I did always imagine her as a blonde :) awesome work!!
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Ponychick777 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
her face is so beautiful! and the lighting/shadowing is amazing
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Mad-Sparrow Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011   Writer
OMG!! That is amzing. Aphrodite personified. Wow
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LoveGoddesss Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
It's so beautiful!!!
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, featured:[link]
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renadarling Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!
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randomgirl1298 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning
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SquirrelGirl15 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful job
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alyannalouise Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
nice one. Kallisti, eh? Her body is the most eye-catching feature here. Good job!! LOVEET!
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Xeitone Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Student Artist
At least a beautiful Aphrodite! Nice work.
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Beryl-Thanh Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
waaaw! she's beautiful, i especially love her belt and outfit!
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Very pretty! I like the colors a lot!
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Red-aka-Yuri-chan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
потрясающая работа!
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LJFHutch Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome depiction of Aphrodite, I like how you've made it kind of surreal, which fits really well I think. The hair and apple in particular are really great. Nice work :)
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