Aphrodite is the goddess of love, sexual pleasure, beauty, and reproduction. She was born from sea foam and married to Hephaestus, the blacksmith and the ugliest of the gods. She often however had affairs with Ares, as well as mortals. When Paris chose her over Hera and Athena, she secured for him Helen of Troy, sparking the war. She fights on the side of the Trojans, often helping Paris, and is one of the few gods who are wounded severely in battle.