Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and pleasure, has a rich and complex history in Greek mythology. According to myth, she was born from the sea foam after the titan Cronus castrated his father Uranus, and his severed genitals were cast into the sea. As the sea foam churned and bubbled, Aphrodite emerged, fully grown and incredibly beautiful.
In some versions of the myth, she is depicted as rising from the waves and being carried on a scallop shell to the island of Cyprus. This birth story links her closely to the sea and its symbols, such as seashells and pearls. The hilt and handles of the Aphrodite Hair Dagger pay homage to this facet of the story.
Aphrodite was married to the god Hephaestus, but her love affairs with other gods and mortals, such as Ares and Adonis, are well-documented in Greek mythology. She is often associated with roses, myrtles, and the moon, and she is worshipped as the embodiment of love, desire, and fertility.
The blade of the hair dagger features a pair of Roses flank a moon phase and the Flower of Aphrodite embellishes the hilt. The Flower of Aphrodite, resembling a myrtle, is made up of six vesica piscis, almond shaped forms which represent the yoni and the number six represents balance, core equilibrium, and harmony. The myrtle symbolizes love, fertility, and immortality and represents the Goddess's connection to romantic love and the cycle of life.
Throughout history, Aphrodite has been a popular subject in art, literature, and religious worship, and her influence has permeated various cultures and belief systems. Her timeless allure and captivating mythology continue to inspire fascination and admiration to this day.
The hair dagger is made from a zinc and steel blend, making it nickel and lead-free. It measures 6.5 inches and is a unique and enchanting hair or altar tool for witches who are drawn to Aphrodite's symbolism and energy.