|“||The Gods have truly blessed you, Kratos.||”|
|Family Member/s:|| *Chaos(great-grandparent)
|Behind the Scenes|
|Voiced by:|| Carole Ruggier (God of War)
April Stewart(God of War III)
|Appears in:||God of War|
In Greek mythology, Aphrodite is the goddess of Love, Beauty, Grace, Sex, Attraction, Sexual rapture, Desire, Seduction, Pleasure & Happiness. Due to her beauty, the other Olympians feared that jealousy would interrupt the peace among them and lead to war, and so Zeus married Aphrodite to Hephaestus, who was not viewed as a threat. In spite of this, Aphrodite had many lovers, both gods like Ares, and men like Anchises and many lesser beings were said to be her children. Her Roman equivalent is Venus.
In the God of War SeriesEdit
Aphrodite appeared in the first game in the city of Athens, presenting one of the tasks Kratos must pass: killing Medusa by decapitating her, and using her gaze as a weapon. Once the task is complete, Kratos is allowed to pass onward.
God of War IIIEdit
In God of War III, she was seen in her bed, making love with her hand maidens, but when she sees Kratos, she tells them to leave. She attempts to seduce Kratos, telling him, "Even though you are no longer the God of War, you can still share my bed." But Kratos was not amused. Annoyed, she reveals how she yearns for a "real man" to meet her, but since Zeus refused to let the imprisoned Daedalus finish the bridge, she has not had her wish granted and she expressed how much she dislikes Hephaestus. That's when she realizes that Kratos needs those bridges fixed and tells him that she might give him information only if Kratos pleases her. If he does, Kratos would be given Red Orbs. Aphrodite wanted Kratos to have sex with her again, but an impatient Kratos refused. Annoyed, Aphrodite tells Kratos to go to Hephaestus for help.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
As the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite possessed many powers.
- Luring - Aphrodite attracts both men and women.
- Immortality - She is an Immortal.
- Astral Projection - She was able to communicate with Kratos in God of War through a magical image of her face in a doorway.
She seems to have a very carefree, yet promiscuous outlook on life. In fact, the only thing she cares about is having sex, and is actively neutral in the war Kratos is waging against the gods. This promiscuous nature is more to do with the fact that she is the Goddess of Love, Beauty, Sexuality and Procreation, than it does with the opening of Pandora's Box.
She loves making love to the point where her handmaidens serve to mostly pleasure her (and themselves) rather than do anything else. As a result, she seems to have no problem having sex with women as well as men. Her only benchmark, it seems, for having intercourse with someone is whether or not she finds the man (or woman) attractive enough to sleep with her. However, being the Goddess of Love, Beauty, Sexuality and Procreation, she is most likely pansexual or omnisexual which is defined as sexual attraction, sexual desire, romantic love, or emotional attraction toward persons of all gender identities and biological sexes.
It is implied by her handmaidens that she is difficult to fully please sexually, due to her having so much experience in the matter. They voice their surprise when Kratos is able to nearly make her lose her composure with his own experience.
Aphrodite is considered to be flawless and she really is.Aphrodite has long, auburn hair kept in a braid and pale blue eyes. Her body can be considered "perfect" since she is the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Sexuality. She has slender legs, wonderful breasts (neither too large nor too small) that she purposely flaunts and a face of incalculable fairness.
- Aphrodite is voiced by Carole Ruggier in God of War and April Stewart in God of War III.
- Aphrodite had a strong romantic relationship with Ares in Greek mythology, mainly because she found his violent nature appealing. Since Kratos was more savage than Ares ever was, this may be what attracted Aphrodite to Kratos in the first place.
- Aphrodite is one of the very few gods not killed by Kratos.
- Director Stig Asmussen revealed in an interview that originally, before being scrapped, the idea would be when trying to do the sex mini-game a second time, the camera would pan out. A record-scratching sound would then occur, and the camera would pan back to the bed. Aphrodite would then try to kill Kratos with the daggers hanging over the bed, initiating a quicktime-event to boot her down into Hades. It was however re-enforced that she would not be murdered.
- While Aphrodite displays traits similar to Vanity/Lust from Pandora's box, her over-the-top promiscuity is simply attributed to her status as goddess of love, desire and sex.
- Aphrodite appeared in the God of War II game booklet as one the gods who appear in the game, though she actually doesn't.
- In the God of War Novel, Aphrodite is revealed to be the mother of twins, named Zora and Lora, whom Kratos encounters on the ship to Athens.
- In the first God of War she appears to have blonde hair, although her hair is auburn in God of War III.
- In the Japanese version Aphrodite and her Handmaidens aren't topless.
- In the God of War instruction manual, Aphrodite is listed to be one of Zeus' daughters, however, this is not the case in Greek mythology.
- It is unknown why Aphrodite helped Kratos by bestowing the power of Medusa's Gaze upon him, as she had a relationship with Ares, the being Kratos wished to slay.
- Combination of Vanity/Lost with her flirty personality made her sexual obsessed.