Paphos, Paphos, Cyprus

April 19, 2018

According to the myth; the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation, Aphrodite, was born in Cyprus. In a cruel version of the myth, Cronus cut off the genitals of his father Uranus and throw them in the sea. From the white foam (aphros in Greek) of the sea hitting on the rocks of the coast near Paphos, the beautiful goddess Aphrodite was emerged.

In the picture, the sculpture from Giota Ioannidou represents a modern Aphrodite coming out of the sea. For many, the sculpture symbolizes a young woman from Syria or Irak seeking refuge by struggling to come out to the sore. What do you think?

Photo taken at Paphos, Paphos, Cyprus

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