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↳mythology meme | [2/9] greek gods/goddesses – Adonis
Adonis is the Greek god of beauty and desire. His mother, Smyrna, daughter of Theias king of Syria, tricked her father into conceiving a child with her. Outraged at this, Theias was determined to kill her, but the gods of Mount Olympus transformed her into a myrrh tree, so that she might escape him. After nine months, Adonis was born from the tree. The goddess Aphrodite was so taken with his beauty that she gave him to Persephone’s care, but Persephone was also taken with Adonis, and refused to return him. The goddesses quarreled, and eventually their dispute was settled by Zeus, who said that Adonis would spend one third of the year with each goddess, and may choose to spend the last third with whomever he pleased. He chose to spend the two thirds with Aphrodite.
Adonis was killed by a wild boar, said to have been sent vicariously by Artemis, jealous of Adonis’ hunting skills or in retaliation for Aphrodite instigating the death of Hippolytus, a favorite of the huntress goddess; or by Aphrodite’s paramour, Ares, who was jealous of Aphrodite’s love for Adonis; or by Apollo, to punish Aphrodite for blinding his son,Erymanthus. Adonis died in Aphrodite’s arms, who came to him when she heard his cries.