Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation.
One legend is that she was born when Cronus cut off Uranus genitals and threw them into the sea, and she arose from the sea foam.
Because of her beauty, other gods feared that their rivalry over her would interrupt the peace among them and lead to war, so Zeus married her to ugly Hephaestus, who was not seen as a threat.
Aphrodite had many lovers though—both gods and men.
Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Her Roman counterpart was Minerva. She is the namesake of the city of Athens , the Parthenon of the Acropolis being built in her honour, and the daughter of Zeus.