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"her affairs weren't necessarily out of a bad marriage, indeed, she chose hephaestus that she could continue her proclivities."--Alan D

I'll agree with you that the marrage wasn't bad on its face. IIRC, Zeus made Aphrodite marry Hephaestos in an attempt to calm her down, and also to humble her (seeing as how Hephaestos was outright ugly, and the only god who walked with a limp). She probably would have remained unmarried if she had her way.


Oh, I'm not denying that she would have remained unmarried, but as I read it, she wasn't really distraught over it. I read zeus' edict as a supreme underestimation of her! I worded that quite badly...

--Alan D