English: The worship of Aphroditus comes from Cyprus. A divinity, half male, half female, uniting in itself the active and passive functions of creation, a symbol of luxuriant growth and productivity. Possibly a form of the goddess Astarte or Atargatis, the deity was introduced into mainland Greece around the 5th–4th century BC. The earliest figures in the so-called anasyromenos pose (the Athenian version of the god) spread throughout Asia Minor, Greece and Italy during the Hellenistic period.
Media in category "Aphroditus"
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- Anasyromenos figure.JPG 306 KB