|Debut||All Star Comics #8 (December 1941)|
|Created by||William Moulton Marston, Harry G. Peter|
|Affiliations||Gods of Olympus|
Aphrodite is the Greek Goddess of love and beauty. She was initially the patron Goddess of the Amazons, though in post-crisis continuity, she shares that role with Athena and several other Gods.
Aphrodite was the sole creator of the original Amazons. After Mars inspired Hercules to enslave the Amazons, Aphrodite required all inhabitants of Paradise Island to wear Bracelets of Submission as a reminder never to submit to the domination of man. She also granted immortality to the Amazons under the condition that they never allow men to set foot on Paradise island or leave themselves. Aphrodite was also the inspirator of Wonder Woman, after Athena taught Hippolyta to mold a child out of clay. After sculpting the child, Hippolyta loved it so much that Aphrodite granted it life. She was a beacon of love, forgiving criminals such as the Baroness Paula von Gunther and accepting her into the Amazon nation. She also resurrected Steve Trevor after he was slain by Doctor Cyber, as well as guided Astarte (who was actually the spirit of Hippolyta's long-dead sister, also named Diana) to the afterlife.
Aphrodite was one of several Gods who gifted the Amazons upon their creation by Artemis and gifted Diana at birth with "great beauty and a loving heart." She was also the mother of Deimos, Phobos, Eris, and Harmonia, born from the union between Aphrodite and Ares. She participated in the War of the Gods, and has been a constant, yet minor, force in Wonder Woman's life. Recently, Aphrodite restored Wonder Woman after she had become a Black Lantern.