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Les Dieux des Mondes (Gods of the World) - Aphrodite 1000 CFA Francs 1oz .999 silver coin.
Second coin in series. Aphrodite the goddess of love and beauty, in the background the Aphrodite Temple in Aphrodisias Province Aydin, Turkey, and 2015. The reverse depicts the coat of arms of the Republic of Burkina Faso.
Mintage: 3,500 pieces worldwide. Coin comes to you in a specially fitted capsule.
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|Country :||Burkina Faso|
|Face Value :||1,000 CFA Francs|
|Metal :||.999 Fine silver|
|Weight :||1 oz|
|Size :||38.61 mm|
|Quality :||Brilliant uncirculated (BU)|
|Mintage :||3,500 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Les Dieux des Mondes|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||No|
|Original ETUI box/case :||No|
Aphrodite (Greek: Ἀφροδίτη) is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. Her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus. She is identified with the planet Venus.
As with many ancient Greek deities, there is more than one story about her origins. According to Hesiod's Theogony, she was born when Cronus cut off Uranus's genitals and threw them into the sea, and she arose from the sea foam (aphros). According to Homer's Iliad, she is the daughter of Zeus and Dione. According to Plato (Symposium, 180e), these two origins were of entirely separate entities: Aphrodite Ourania and Aphrodite Pandemos.
Because of her beauty, other gods feared that their rivalry over her would interrupt the peace among them and lead to war, so Zeus married her to Hephaestus, who, because of his ugliness and deformity, was not seen as a threat. Aphrodite had many lovers—both gods, such as Ares, and men, such as Anchises. She played a role in the Eros and Psyche legend, and later was both Adonis's lover and his surrogate mother. Many lesser beings were said to be children of Aphrodite.
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