Aphrodite, Goddess of Love

The word aphrodisiac refers to anything, regardless of the source, that increases sexual desire. Using aphrodisiacs can be an exciting way to spice up your love life, but we shouldn't forget the roots of love and sex!

The word 'aphrodisiac' is taken from the word 'Aphrodite', which is the name of the Greek Goddess of Love, sexuality and beauty. Although she has not been worshipped since the time of the ancient Greeks, her name is still known today throughout the world and is recognised as a symbol of love. Many London escorts are inspired by all that Aphrodite represents, making them the world's most desirable companions.

As the legend goes, such was Aphrodite's beauty that the other Gods were concerned there would be jealousy amongst them, which could upset the peace or even start a war. To resolve this issue, Zeus married her off to Hephaestus. However, this made her so unhappy that she often sought solace with her lover Ares, and later on Adonis.

Both Cythera and Cyprus claim to be the birthplace of Aphrodite; she supposedly rose from the foam on the waves after Uranus had his genitals cut off by his son Cronus and thrown into the sea. Many ancient Greek myths involve shocking incidents like this, as well as corruption, incest and desire!

Aphrodite was never a child; she was born an adult, desirable woman capable of capturing any man's heart. She is said to be very ill tempered and vain, so it was lucky that her husband was known to be one of the most even tempered Gods. He adored his wife and made beautiful jewellery for her; you could probably find some modern day equivalents to this relationship! One thing youwouldn't find today is the rituals that surrounded Greek Gods: Aphrodite could be worshipped by making love to the priestesses in the temple of Aphrodite. She is known as the patroness of courtesans and the temple housed ritual prostitution at one time.

Venus is the Roman equivalent to Aphrodite, also the Goddess of love. These days, a woman who is stunningly beautiful and irresistible to all men might be compared to Venus or Aphrodite. Many of our gorgeous London escorts possess these qualities, which is what makes them such wonderful companions. An aphrodisiac is usually something you consume in some way, but just being in the same room as one of these girls is likely to have the same effect!