Classical Mythology Images and Insight, Third Edition

The Love of Ares and Aphrodite 


This is a self-contained narrative from the Odyssey, presented as the song of a court minstrel named Demodocus.  Hephaestus discovers that Ares and his wife Aphrodite are having an affaire and traps them in the act.  Zeus and other gods are brought to witness the lovers. 

Primary Characters :

Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Zeus, Apollo, Hermes, Poseidon

Web Links

Ares and Aphrodite
This section of slides shows images and offers commentary on the myth.
The Internet Classics Archive | The Odyssey by Homer
Here is a link to book 8 of the Odyssey, where the story of Ares and Aphrodite is contained. From The Odyssey by Homer. Written 800 B.C.E, translated by Samuel Butler.
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