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Aphrodite’s Competition

Ancient texts can be difficult to translate and understand. Sometimes they are missing elements to assist with context, while others have been edited or even written with a specific agenda. In this case, there has been a situation where the goddess Aphrodite (in her many forms) has been confused with what appears to be one or two (sometimes three) mortal women. Often there is some combination of queen, princess, and high priestess. These individuals, while retaining those titles, are also referred to as gods. Though if one reaches back into their stories, it becomes apparent that they are mortal, if not human.