In the central myth in its Greek telling, Aphrodite fell in love with the beautiful youth (possibly because she had been wounded by Cupid’s arrow). The most detailed and literary version of the story of Adonis is a late one, in Book X of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Aphrodite sheltered him and entrusted him to Persephone. The latter was also taken by Adonis’ beauty and refused to give him back to Aphrodite. The dispute between the two goddesses was settled by Zeus (or by Calliope on Zeus’ behalf): Adonis was to spend one-third of every year with each goddess and the last third wherever he chose. He chose to spend two-thirds of the year with Aphrodite.
Publicado el Miércoles, 6 Julio 2011