Aphrodite Goddess Of Love Sculpture finished in a faux finish, bronze patina . Aphrodite was the goddess of love, desire and beauty. The most well known myth about her birth was when Cronus castrated his father Uranus and tossed his severed genitals into the sea, Aphrodite arose from the sea foam on a giant shell and walked to shore. Aphrodite was the patron of love and lovers. She took joy in trapping other gods in love affairs, and she herself was not left out of the game. Being the lame god Hephaestus' wife, she embarked on an affair with Ares. This is a great sculptural gift idea.