For The Fairest

Are you guys ready for another Mythology lesson from yours truly? Today, I’m excited to show you the product of my collaboration with Lenne. This series of my creation is to represent Aphrodite.

Aphrodite: Goddess of Love, Beauty & Eternal Youth

According to Hesiod’s theogony, she was born from the foam in the waters of Paphos on the island of Cyprus, hence the reason we chose Crystal Cove as our backdrop.

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Aphrodite’s attributes included a dove, apple, seashell and mirror…thus white feathers were incorporated into the headband and bouquet.
Headband: Patience Garden Roses, Ranunculus, White Lisianthus

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Boquet: Patience Garden Roses, Eskimo Roses, Vendela Roses, Ranunculus, feathers

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Mythology Lesson: Aphrodite, Hera, and Athena were the top three contenders for a gold apple marked “For the Fairest”. They asked Zeus to judge the contest, but he refused. Paris, son of the King of Troy, judged the contest instead. Each of the three goddesses promised him something in return; he chose Aphrodite as the winner of the apple. Hera promised him rule of all Europe and Asia. Athena promised him he would lay Greece in ruins and lead the Trojans to victory. Aphrodite promised him that the fairest woman in all the world would be his: Helen. Whom later was known simply as Helen of Troy. This story of the Judgment of Paris was considered to be the real reason behind the Trojan War and the end of Troy.

Special thank you to Joycie for dolling up Lenne for this shoot. You can check out Joycie’s work on her Facebook and Instagram.

Come back soon!

Yours truly,
Anne