Despite the name, the Homeric Hymns are 33 anonymous poems for Greek gods. In the past, they were erroneously attributed to Homer, which is why the hymns are known as Homeric Hymns.The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite,
the Greek goddess of love and beauty, tells of her pride in being able to make anyone except three goddesses, Athena, Artemis and Hestia, fall in love. As a result of her pride, Zeus makes her fall in love with Anchises.
After copulating, she is pregnant with his son, Aeneas. Before she leaves Anchises, she compares her fate to that of Zeus and Eos and their mortal lovers. She promises to bring his son back to him after he is born, and the Hymn ends.( Tracks, excerpts, streaming, downloading under cutCollapse )