Miscellaneous Myths: Aphrodite

  • Опубликовано: 15 фев 2019
  • Okay, so maybe Dionysus was a little more complicated than we expected. But APHRODITE? REALLY?? All she does is set up cute couples and throw temper tantrums! How complicated can SHE be?
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    Quick edit! Saw some comments cranky I didn't mention Cyprus. Sorry, guys, I only had so much time, and Cythera is physically the location of her oldest temple and the origin of her worship in ancient greece. Cyprus is sometimes seen as her birthplace, but it varies from myth to myth. Since I was covering the historical spread of her worship, I figured the REAL birthplace of her cult was worth more focus than the fictional one. 😉
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Комментарии • 5 403

  • assassintwinat8
    assassintwinat8 Час назад

    I both predict and hope that Hades is the next subject of these god background checks, since Red seems to really like Hades and he seems to have some interesting incarnations himself. Plus, more Underworld stuff!

  • Michael Welsh
    Michael Welsh 4 часа назад

    A deity you might find pretty interesting to research would be the Shinto Kami, Inari Okami: the insanely popular possibly androgynous (depicted as, amogg other things, a woman riding a fox and an old man carrying a sack of rice) Kami of rice, agriculture, foxes, industry and prosperity, who despite their popularity, doesn't actually appear in ANY of the classic Shinto myths.

  • MrRey
    MrRey 12 часов назад

    So....Is it safe to asume after this video, that if a woman showes up, everything is about to get all messy and covered in blood and guts?

  • Rhett Dilley
    Rhett Dilley 13 часов назад +1

    “Amazingly, the bath bomb ballsack is the less disturbing version of the legend.” That alone earned you another subscriber

  • Boof
    Boof 18 часов назад

    Aphrodite is an entitled parent

  • I See YOU
    I See YOU День назад +1

    I didn't understand anything because i keep on hearing bang bang in the background😂😂😂

  • cee
    cee День назад

    In the very beginning cows ruled the universe

  • william bucci
    william bucci День назад

    what is that song 12:30

  • william bucci
    william bucci День назад

    1:20 I would have taken Athena's offer and declare war on Spart, and tell my troops not to kill Helen. And the declare war on Athens and boom ruler of Greece and I have the most beautiful wife in the world.

  • Bianca Diastasi
    Bianca Diastasi День назад

    So THAT is the Trojan War. I could never sit still long enough reading Wikipedia because it's boring.

  • Tyler Coss
    Tyler Coss 2 дня назад

    Well, you may (or may not know by now) but if the video is for art/educational purposes, then you don’t have to necessarily censor the naked body’s
    But if you still want to, that is your choice. And I respect in keeping your viewers innocent for as long as you can

  • Dave Atlas
    Dave Atlas 2 дня назад

    Summary of Aphrodite *Aphrodite is an Entitled Parent*

  • Mark _
    Mark _ 2 дня назад

    liked your vid but censoring art is not ok ... this isn't porn

  • Dante Varde
    Dante Varde 2 дня назад

    Hey, Could I request you do Hera next? Nobody knows what is she the goddess of, motherhood? Marriage? Rulership? Who would pray to her, why was she important? The only thing everyone know about her is that she was a revengful wife. I would enjoy knowing how she evolved and where does she come from

  • Whisper Wind
    Whisper Wind 2 дня назад +1

    I have.. the strangest request. Not sure where to put it though... was curious if you could perhaps go into some of the Christian mythos and do videos on some of the more popular or interesting angels like with the various gods and goddesses? Obvious ones like Michael, Gabriel, or Uriel and less well-known ones like Raziel or Sariel? I stumbled into a bit of research which got me off on a tangent and all I could think while reading about all of the different angel lore (I was on Uriel at the time) was how interesting and much more complicated their stories were than I'd originally thought. I mean, there's an entire section of angels called the 'grigori' apparently who fell from Heaven because, like Zeus, they apparently couldn't keep it in their robes.

  • Patroclo Books
    Patroclo Books 2 дня назад

    Gods I still have trouble 1. Hades, why isn’t he in the Mycanean. 2. Hermes, he is a trickster, I mean, whut

  • Hugh Mann
    Hugh Mann 2 дня назад

    okay so she runs tumblr

  • Mackenzie Pringle
    Mackenzie Pringle 2 дня назад

    Informative and great art but only suggestion would be to cut the background music as I couldn’t hear what you were saying and got distracted 🤷🏼‍♀️

  • Kathryn Boyer
    Kathryn Boyer 3 дня назад

    Hello! I love you videos. Have you considered one on persephone? I'd love to have the relationship between her and hades cleared up! Eitherway I can't wait to see your next video!

  • Jesse Chitwood
    Jesse Chitwood 3 дня назад

    What is the name of the song that starts at 8:19

  • skyler tuvey
    skyler tuvey 3 дня назад

    luv tis storee

  • jordano vidal
    jordano vidal 4 дня назад


  • jordano vidal
    jordano vidal 4 дня назад


  • Midnight☪Wonder
    Midnight☪Wonder 4 дня назад +1

    Sorry Aphrodite. I'm Team Artemis.

  • Latraytray
    Latraytray 5 дней назад

    The constant changing background music is extremely distracting and really doesn't add much to to the video imo

  • Kiina
    Kiina 5 дней назад

    id love to here more about adonis, its interesting cause his name is so widely used much in the same vane as icarus.

  • Shahrooz Smith
    Shahrooz Smith 5 дней назад

    I have to ask, but has there been a story or tale of Aphrodite having...relations with Ares at some point? I don't mean like War-God Aphrodite, I mean like did she and Ares....have relations?

  • Sierra
    Sierra 5 дней назад


  • EnixFairy
    EnixFairy 6 дней назад

    All is fair in love and war

  • Lenox
    Lenox 6 дней назад

    That poor poor hunter...

  • Pumpkin NoLastName
    Pumpkin NoLastName 6 дней назад


    In the name of love!

  • Persephone Serdtse
    Persephone Serdtse 6 дней назад


    • al numbers
      al numbers 2 дня назад

      Kiss from a Rose (cover) - Wake Me

  • Abraham Thomas
    Abraham Thomas 6 дней назад

    Hey Red, how did the Athenians reconcile their distaste for warrior goddesses with their patronage of Athena?

    • Choco Zoe
      Choco Zoe 3 дня назад

      They did, but continued to be extremely misogynistic toward their own women despite having Athena as their patron goddess.

  • Musse Snoeck
    Musse Snoeck 6 дней назад

    "You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called her "vanity" thus morally condemning the woman you whose nakedness you had depicted for your own pleasure"
    I know I'm just copying the thing that's shown in the video but I want this too be repeated.
    A LOT.

  • IamPandora Bitches
    IamPandora Bitches 6 дней назад +1

    Aphrodite’s like that one bitch who shows up for the party even though no one invited her and won’t leave.

  • Papa Klimentino4444
    Papa Klimentino4444 6 дней назад


  • Song Raena
    Song Raena 6 дней назад +1

    Can you do a videon about hestia???

  • Sofía/Chie -sama
    Sofía/Chie -sama 6 дней назад

    Why do you censure the nippples?

  • Kyra B
    Kyra B 7 дней назад

    Man I just assumed Aphrodite was a narcissist tbh

  • Steven Neiman
    Steven Neiman 7 дней назад

    There's also the kind of funny thing that even in her not particularly war-goddess-y middle incarnation, she still spent a good amount of time telling one of her attendants to shoot people.

  • Steven Neiman
    Steven Neiman 7 дней назад

    3:15 "Helping" is a very strong word.

  • I. Wong
    I. Wong 7 дней назад

    “YOU WANT IT? GO GET IT! STREET SMARTS!” Eris probably

  • Socially Undead
    Socially Undead 7 дней назад

    I too sabotage people for the sake of my OTP.
    I don't care if you don't think Eddie x Venom is a ship or not. It is in my heart. Now zip your dirty blasphemous mouth or I'll zip it for you, ZACHARY.

  • Brarn Drummond
    Brarn Drummond 7 дней назад

    May I ask why you've chosen to censor the genitalia of the nude statues? It seems to me that the only reason to censor certain things is because they are inappropriate, send unwanted messages, or are dangerous. Perhaps I just view the statutes differently. Anyway, do you mind letting me know? I have no judgement to pass; I'm curious. Thanks!

  • Kryonyde
    Kryonyde 7 дней назад

    Autoplayed onto a Red video... ughhhhh.

  • _AsTRo_ LogiSt_
    _AsTRo_ LogiSt_ 7 дней назад

    Aphrodite is me when I have an otp

  • AmuletRebel
    AmuletRebel 7 дней назад

    Zeus be like "I'm not touchin' that. (Not in this context, anyway.)"

  • Lord Sesshoumaru
    Lord Sesshoumaru 7 дней назад

    I've listened to lot of your songs, can you just release an album already??

  • rockergirl123ful
    rockergirl123ful 8 дней назад +1

    10:08 Best thing I've ever heard to describe Aphrodite's birth

  • Erik Merriwether
    Erik Merriwether 8 дней назад +1

    So wait, Ishtar is Aphrodite + Hera? :/

    • Jason Todd
      Jason Todd 7 дней назад +1

      Maybe in the sense that she's god of stuff Aphrodite and Hera are gods of, but not exactly. Unlike both of them, Ishtar was the most popular and most worshipped of her pantheon in those days. She was more badass too (considering she was also the Goddess of lions and they were her symbol).

  • Yesika Narvaez
    Yesika Narvaez 8 дней назад

    She's basically the Greek embodiment of Regina George *(Mean Girls)* Mackenzie Zales *(Most Popular Girls In School)* with a hint Lust *(FMAB)*

  • james howard
    james howard 8 дней назад


  • Satan
    Satan 8 дней назад

    Aphrodite is a chaotic force, a ditz, and randomly murders people to maintain her own image or to correct imaginary slights? Doesn't that just describe humanity as a whole?

  • Together In Dapper
    Together In Dapper 8 дней назад

    It would be cool to see a video all about the Trojan war because you kinda have to search around to get every detail.

  • Nicole Dawson
    Nicole Dawson 8 дней назад

    who's christian idea was it take another religion and merge it with your own. Like dude, stay in your own lane.

  • Len Len Afan
    Len Len Afan 9 дней назад

    Girl your music is distracting. Nice choice in song but I want to learn and not jam out.

  • Erin Ackerman
    Erin Ackerman 9 дней назад

    :P Actually the spartans in the period you're talking about would be more famous for pretty women (ala helen) than any sort of martial excellence. The Spartan super soldier meme (and it was very much a meme even in its period) was more a result of the story told about Thermopylae. The Spartans pretty much shifted their culture to lean on a rep built in a famous last stand. There are literally no sources of them being notable as warriors over other greek cities before this, and they all come after thermopylae.
    It's hard to get away from the super spartan warriors since the meme really is so heavily embedded in the myths.
    Being dicks to helots doesn't require a good army.
    For a more comprehensive discussion (without having to read a book) check this thread at Ask historians. www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/6rvusy/is_the_military_worship_of_the_spartans_really/

  • Ely Cuff
    Ely Cuff 9 дней назад +1

    Could someone please identify the songs played throughout the video? Most of them went by too quickly for me to catch.

  • Abraham Garcia
    Abraham Garcia 9 дней назад

    Do Hades next

  • Tyleah Morales
    Tyleah Morales 9 дней назад +1

    I need to call Aphrodite when I want certain ships to sail..

  • Alina Rendon
    Alina Rendon 9 дней назад +4

    Athena: Your daughter.
    Hera: Your wife.
    Aphrodite: A fangirl.
    Yikes. Yeah, good luck Zeus.

  • Uxia Froiz
    Uxia Froiz 9 дней назад

    Sparta: looks at ant

    *this a war God*

  • Joe Tune
    Joe Tune 10 дней назад +1

    I just noticed something...
    Aphrodite Areia (Spartan goddess of Love & War) is based on Astarte, who is based on Ishtar, who has a birth myth that revolves around her father devouring the balls of his father and then giving birth to her.
    The rest of Greece pretty much worshiped Aphrodite Pandemos, the flighty goddess of Love & Beauty, and Athena, the Goddess of War who has a birth myth that revolves around her father devouring her Mother and then giving birth to her.
    Now I don't know if Athena was around during the Myceanean era or if she preceded Aphrodite P, but I cant help but wonder if Aphrodite A was 'split' to make Aphrodite P & Athena.

  • Azh Yel
    Azh Yel 10 дней назад

    Oh wow now that’s a goddess

  • Alexandre Careau
    Alexandre Careau 10 дней назад

    Jolene is a ridiculously good choice for this vid. Kudos.

  • Luke Taber
    Luke Taber 10 дней назад

    What is the song at :30 seconds? The channel uses it a lot an I love the song, but have no idea what it’s called or who it’s by

    KATHERINE LEONARD 10 дней назад +9

    “Seriously, were classical painters allergic to putting women in clothes???”
    Great quote 🤣

  • tota konoe
    tota konoe 10 дней назад

    what about a video about Hestia she s never mentioned anywhere

  • adam mollett
    adam mollett 10 дней назад

    Please do Poseidon next? or maybe do specific videos for the Egyptian gods, like Set? A video on the minor Greek gods would be adored, just cause

  • heyayup
    heyayup 11 дней назад

    You should show more accurate depictions of her in your videos like Greek vases. European paintings portraying her as a pale blonde women are so cringy and distasteful.

  • That random Aphro
    That random Aphro 11 дней назад

    My name is Aphrodite haha

  • Soshi Rosen
    Soshi Rosen 11 дней назад

    Bath bomb ballsack

  • Genesis23OPB
    Genesis23OPB 11 дней назад

    so lets call it by the name, Aphrodite was an absolute bitch. and thats putting it mildly.

  • Ashley Klump
    Ashley Klump 12 дней назад

    Id like a list of the songs you use. Id like to add some to my playlist. :)

  • J- Edits
    J- Edits 12 дней назад

    ( insert lenny face here )

    • Jonah Epstein
      Jonah Epstein 9 дней назад

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      Lenny inserted

  • MrNomis123
    MrNomis123 12 дней назад

    What's the song that play at 11:40 to 12:30?

    • The Viewer
      The Viewer 12 дней назад

      Crystal chamber from atlantis, I think.

  • Sarah Costello
    Sarah Costello 12 дней назад

    Hello! I really love the beautiful music playing starting at 10:31. Does anyone know what it is? It’s so peaceful and pretty ^^

  • Beard Dirt
    Beard Dirt 12 дней назад

    Bath bomb ball sack lmfao

  • Kryal
    Kryal 12 дней назад +1

    These "let's trace the actual development of this god over time" videos are awesome! (I would also love to see a T-shirt showing the Evolution of Aphrodite, starting with Ishtar and going through Venus Genetrix and Hellenized Aphrodite...)

  • DJsonnet141
    DJsonnet141 12 дней назад

    da f**k

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    DJsonnet141 12 дней назад


  • Smash
    Smash 13 дней назад

    I was eating during the whole video and 10:04 made me lose my appetite, nice

  • Prof. Loophole
    Prof. Loophole 13 дней назад

    Huh, If Troy Story was trying to show Aphrodite is not a war god, is the golden apple story showing that she is because she causes the war? We are portraying her as short-sighted for giving the guy Hellen of Troy, but you could also see that as a Monkeys Paw. Love is the cause of a great war because Love makes you short sighted

  • DashFan686
    DashFan686 13 дней назад

    I am absolutlely in love with these deep dives into gods and wondering if you'll do something like this for others

  • kenyizsu
    kenyizsu 13 дней назад

    Sorry, I just really like that OST.

  • Samuel Osifeso
    Samuel Osifeso 13 дней назад

    She seems to be badass

  • Eryn O'sullivan
    Eryn O'sullivan 13 дней назад

    In summary: Aphrodite is a self centered, all shipping, war starting, over jealous soccer mom with a taste for blood to put it modernly.

  • Blue Moon
    Blue Moon 13 дней назад +1

    "lol timestamp is 4:20"

  • Kaia D
    Kaia D 13 дней назад

    I am realizing that I have forever mispronounced names

  • Trinka B
    Trinka B 14 дней назад +2

    Red: **lists a whole range of behaviors**
    Me: Finally! A goddess that doesn't have the emotional range of a teaspoon!

  • Aqil Fadhilah
    Aqil Fadhilah 14 дней назад

    Why you talk so fast??

  • Xo-Ichigo-oX
    Xo-Ichigo-oX 14 дней назад +1


  • Epic Ben Shapiro bro
    Epic Ben Shapiro bro 14 дней назад

    Women, amirite?

  • xenomex
    xenomex 14 дней назад

    Man that song tho~~~ i used to blast that at my house as a troll~~ i still do xD

  • Brian Weaver
    Brian Weaver 14 дней назад

    >Aphrodite is one of the more complicated deities, spanning multiple pantheons
    ... I'm simultaneously surprised and not at all surprised.

  • bluishwolf
    bluishwolf 14 дней назад

    0:49 Gross like Cupid/Eros?

  • Necro Boomer
    Necro Boomer 14 дней назад

    Is Aphrodite pandemos is the mother of Eros as in Cupid?

    • Necro Boomer
      Necro Boomer 13 дней назад

      Oh but Aphrodite Urania has Eros the elder as an uncle being related to Gaia

    • TheTrueFatDorkle
      TheTrueFatDorkle 13 дней назад

      Nope, that's the other Aphrodite.

  • Tyb the Red
    Tyb the Red 14 дней назад

    Astarte. Like the Adeptus Astartes from 40k? Huh. Neat.

  • Achillez
    Achillez 14 дней назад

    You used a song from Atlantis: The Lost Empire. I love you :D

  • scott left
    scott left 14 дней назад

    Don't be too harsh on her....the Gorgons were the typicals.
    wow...this is such info overload.