THE CORINTHIAN GODDESS: Aphrodite and Her Hierodouloi

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Aphrodite Corinthian GoddessPlaced high on the Acrocorinth overlooking the Gulf of Corinth was a temple dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of the Corinthian citadel. And it was here that Aphrodite brought her eastern influence of sacred prostitution to this western port. I was always intrigued at how the ancient Greeks welcomed this eastern goddess into their culture. This article is a quick glimpse into the Corinthian goddess Aphrodite.

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About the Author:

Brian Clark is the co-founder of the Chiron Centre, now located at Well Being at the Convent, a wing of the Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne, Australia, dedicated to complementary healing therapies. Through Odyssey Tours to Ancient Greece Brian conducts tours to sacred sanctuaries, especially those dedicated to healing and divination.

He has his BA (Hons) and MA in Classics and Archaeology from the University of Melbourne. He is the author of numerous articles, books and student publications which have been translated into French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.


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