It's hard to be the goddess of love, beauty and sexual fulfillment, but it's a role Aphrodite dutifully embraces. There are many versions of who she was born and who fathered her. In the Dark-Hunter world, her father is Zeus. Temperamental and capricious, she is married to Hephaestus, but is known to have many affairs with many men, including Ares. She has a lot of kids running around, but the two most frequently seen are Julian and Eros (Priapus is still cursed into a book). She loves her grandchildren, so she visits New Orleans a lot.