Monday, 19 April 2010

Epithets for Aphrodite

I thought I'd share some epithets for the Lady I hadn't come across elsewhere.
Akraia-Goddess of Promontories
Einalia-Marine Goddess
Egcheios-Goddess with the Spear
Aphroditos-The male Aphrodite
Eleemon-The Compassionate Goddess
Chrysostephanos-The Goddess with the Golden Crown
Kourotrophos-Patroness of Infants

These are from the sign outside her baths at Paphos in Greece


  1. I only know Eleemon :)
    Thank you so much.

  2. And of these, I'd only heard Akraia.

    I'm interested in Egcheios. Do you happen to have a reference for this? It would be of great help to me with a paper I've just written about Her war-like aspects.

  3. Way cool. Thanks for posting these! Slight correction. Paphos is in Cyprus which is a country in its own right although it is divided in half, one side being Greek, the other Turkish. I only say this because I made the mistake of referring to Paphos as being in Greece to a Greek Cypriot and got told otherwise. :)

  4. Ah, I actually got these off of a Photo of the visitor's sign from a friend's photo collection of his trip there. He took a photo of the sign, and posted it.!/photo.php?pid=161884&id=100000531128805

    It's in a public post, so here you go.

  5. Yay!!! Thank you for this! Loved the whole album!