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Aphrodite (Greek: Ἀφροδίτη) is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation, as well as one of the Twelve Olympians and spouse to the god Hephaestus. She is identified with the planet Venus, named after her Roman equivalent. Her origin is disputed, as several different sources cite various heritages. Her beauty was an important cause of conflict between the other gods, leading Zeus, one of her supposed fathers, to marry her to the ugly and deformed Hephaestus. Aphrodite had many lovers, being in romantic relationships with gods such as the Greek god of war, Ares, and mortal men, such as Anchises. Aphrodite represented sex, affection, and the attraction that binds people together.