Aphrodite is the goddess of love and beauty in Greek mythology, and one of the Twelve Olympians. The major theory of Aphrodite's birth was that she was the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Another theory states that Aphrodite was born from sea-foam near Paphos, Cyprus. She appeared from the sea. Aphrodite was very beautiful, which made Zeus, the god of the gods, afraid that she would be the cause of fights between the other gods. He therefore married Aprodite to Hephaestus.