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Aphrodite is the Goddess of love and beauty in the Greek pantheon of gods. She is a supporting character of her half-sister Wonder Woman.

Powers

  • Old God Physiology: Aphrodite belongs to a race of ancient and inconceivably powerful beings known as the Old Gods. Because of this heritage Aphrodite possesses almost unlimited power.[2]
    • Cosmic Awareness: Aphrodite, like all Old Gods, is aware of the multiverse and the realms that lie beyond. This knowledge gives her an understanding of the universe and all life that transcends the capabilities of normal mortals.[2]
    • Energy Construct Creation: Aphrodite can summon a huge swan made of stars as her conveyance.[1]
    • Healing: Aphrodite can heal damaged tissue. She once completely healed a bullet wound in a few seconds just by holding her hand over the wound.[3]
    • Immortality: As an Old God Aphrodite has been worshipped by the ancient Greeks and Romans, this makes her at least a few millennia old.[4]
    • Metamorphosis: Aphrodite is capable of changing her form at will. A lot of the time she comes to mortals in the form of a dove.[5] She also occasionally changes her hair color to red or brown.[6][7]
    • Molecular Reconstruction: Aphrodite can change the molecular structure of a non-organic item at will. During her battle with Ares, she was able to turn missiles into flowers with a hand gesture.[3]

Abilities

  • Seduction: As the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite is a master at bending the will of others using her physical beauty. She was able to use her seductive skills alone to bind the madness of Ares.[4]
  • This character is an adaptation of Aphrodite, a character in traditional stories. These include, but may not be limited to religious texts, myth, and/or folk lore. More information on the original can be found at Wikipedia.org.
  • In Greek mythology, Aphrodite's mother is Dione, daughter of the titan Oceanus, but in Wonder Woman (Volume 5) #65 Aphrodite's mother (unnamed) was mistaken for another Dione, daughter of the titan Atlas. This happened when Aphrodite mentioned that her older child, Hermaphroditus, is called Atlantiades by the gods after her grandfather Atlas,[1] although in Greek mythology Hermaphroditus is called Atlantiades because their father Hermes is grandson of Atlas by his mother Maia.

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