“Muse, tell me the things done by golden Aphrodite,
the one from Cyprus, who arouses sweet desire for gods
and who subdues the races of mortal humans,
and birds as well, who fly in the sky, as well as all beasts
all those that grow on both dry land and the sea.
They all know the things done by the one with the beautiful garlands, the one from Kythera.”
Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite