Aphrodite is in a class of her own, as she had a magical quality, and the ability to transform people. Jean Shinoda Bolen, the Jungian analyst whose texts I consulted for my research, refers to Aphrodite as the Alchemical Goddess, because she alone had magical powers of transformation that could cause both Gods and mortals to do as she bid them. She cast spells which resulted in mortals and deities falling in love and conceiving new life. She turned a statue into a living woman for Pygmalion. She inspired poetry and declarations of love, symbolizing her creativity in using the power of love. She has traits in common with other Goddesses of Greek Mythology, but does not belong in any group, thus she stands alone.
- Silver Bough Part 2 (eldrum.wordpress.com)
- See, It`s Not Just Me (sarahrann.wordpress.com)
- Born of a Greek Goddess (pearlofthoughts.wordpress.com)