Adonis Picture

Adonis, god of beauty and desire
Ian Somerhalder

Aphrodite, struck with an arrow of Eros, was so taken with the youth Adonis that she stole him away and gave him to Persephone to raise. However, the spring goddess grew attached to the boy as well and the two fought over him. Zeus settled the affair by having Adonis live a third of the year with each and the other third with whomever he chose. Adonis died in Aphrodite’s arms after being attacked by a wild boar during a hunt.

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