Aphrodite [a] is an ancient Greek goddess associated with lovebeautypleasurepassion and procreation. She is identified with the planet Venus [ citation needed ]which is named after the Roman goddess Venuswith whom Aphrodite was extensively syncretized. Aphrodite's major symbols include myrtlesrosesdovessparrowsand swans. The cult of Aphrodite was largely derived from that of the Phoenician goddess Astartea cognate of the East Semitic goddess Ishtarwhose cult was based on the Sumerian sex of Inanna.
Aphrodite's main cult centers were CytheraCyprusCorinthand Athens. Her main festival was the Aphrodisiawhich was celebrated annually in midsummer. In LaconiaAphrodite was worshipped as a warrior goddess. She was also the patron goddess of prostitutesan association which led early scholars to propose the concept of " sacred prostitution ", an idea which is now generally seen as erroneous.
In Homer sex Iliadhowever, she is the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Platoin his Symposium e, asserts that these two origins actually belong to separate entities: Aphrodite Ourania a transcendent, "Heavenly" Aphrodite and Aphrodite Pandemos Aphrodite common to "all the people".
Aphrodite had many other epithetseach emphasizing a different aspect of the same goddess, or used by a different local cult. Thus she was also known as Cytherea Lady of Cythera and Cypris Lady of Cyprusbecause both locations claimed to be the place of her birth.
In Greek mythologyAphrodite was married to Hephaestusthe god of blacksmiths and metalworking. Despite this, Aphrodite was frequently unfaithful to him and had many lovers; in the Odysseyshe is caught in the act of adultery with Aresthe god of war. Aphrodite was also the surrogate mother and lover of the mortal shepherd Adoniswho was killed by a wild boar. Along with Athena and HeraAphrodite was one of the three goddesses aphrodite feud resulted in the beginning of the Trojan War and she aphrodite a major role throughout the Iliad.
Aphrodite has been featured aphrodite western art as a symbol of female beauty and has appeared in numerous works of western literature. She is a major deity in modern Neopagan religionsincluding the Church of AphroditeWiccaand Hellenismos.
A number of improbable non-Greek etymologies have also been suggested. The alteration from b to ph is explained as a "familiar" characteristic of Greek "obvious from the Macedonians ". The cult of Aphrodite in Greece was aphrodite from, or at least influenced by, the cult of Astarte in Phoenicia    which, in turn, was influenced by the cult of the Mesopotamian goddess known as "Ishtar" to the East Semitic peoples and as " Inanna " to the Sumerians.
Sex Phoenicians, in turn, taught her worship to the people of Sex. Aphrodite took on Inanna-Ishtar's associations with sexuality and procreation. Nineteenth century classical scholars had a general aversion to the idea that ancient Greek religion was at all influenced by aphrodite cultures of the Near East,  but, even Friedrich Gottlieb Welckerwho argued that Near Eastern influence on Greek culture was sex confined to material culture,  admitted that Aphrodite was aphrodite of Phoenician origin.
Aphrodite's most common cultic epithet was Ouraniameaning "heavenly",   but this epithet almost never occurs in literary texts, indicating a purely cultic significance. He asserts that Aphrodite Ourania is the celestial Aphrodite, born sex the sea foam after Cronus castrated Uranus, and the older of the two goddesses. According to the SymposiumAphrodite Ourania is the inspiration of male homosexual desirespecifically the ephebic erosand pederasty. Aphrodite Pandemosby contrast, is the younger of the two goddesses: the common Aphrodite, born from the union of Zeus and Dione, and the inspiration of heterosexual desire and sexual promiscuity, the "lesser" of the two loves.
Among the Neoplatonists and, later, their Christian interpreters, Ourania is associated with spiritual love, and Pandemos with physical love desire. A representation of Ourania with her foot resting on a tortoise came to be seen as emblematic of discretion in conjugal love; it was the subject of a chryselephantine sculpture by Phidias for Elisknown only from a parenthetical comment by the geographer Pausanias.
On Cyprus, Aphrodite was sometimes called Eleemon "the merciful". A male version of Aphrodite known as Aphroditus was worshipped in the city of Aphrodite on Cyprus. Aphrodite's main festival, the Aphrodisiawas celebrated across Greece, but particularly in Athens and Corinth.
In Athens, the Aphrodisia was celebrated on the fourth day of the month of Hekatombaion in honor of Aphrodite's role in the unification of Attica. Pausanias records that, in Sparta, Aphrodite was worshipped as Aphrodite Areiawhich means "warlike". Aphrodite was the patron goddess of prostitutes of all varieties,   ranging from pornai cheap street prostitutes typically owned as slaves by wealthy pimps to hetairai expensive, well-educated hired companions, who were usually self-employed and sometimes provided sex to their customers.
Scholars in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries believed that the cult of Aphrodite may have involved ritual prostitution  an assumption based on ambiguous passages in certain ancient texts, particularly a fragment of a skolion by aphrodite Boeotian poet Pindar which mentions prostitutes in Corinth in association with Aphrodite.
The ancient Romans identified Aphrodite with their goddess Venus who was originally a goddess of agricultural fertility, vegetation, and springtime. This syncretism greatly impacted Greek worship of Aphrodite.
Aphrodite is usually said to have been born near her chief center of worship, Paphoson the island of Cypruswhich is why she is sometimes called "Cyprian", especially in the poetic works of Sappho.
The Sanctuary of Aphrodite Paphiamarking her birthplace, was a place of pilgrimage in the ancient world for aphrodite. According to the version of her birth recounted by Hesiod in his Theogony  Cronus severed Uranus' genitals and threw them behind him into the sea. In the Iliad Aphrodite is described as the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Aphrodite is consistently portrayed as a nubile, infinitely desirable adult, having had no childhood. In Book Eight of the Odyssey however, the blind singer Demodocus describes Aphrodite as the wife of Hephaestus and tells how she committed adultery with Ares during the Trojan War.
Later stories were invented to explain Aphrodite's marriage to Hephaestus. In the most famous story, Zeus hastily married Aphrodite to Hephaestus in order to prevent the other gods from fighting over her. Aphrodite is almost always accompanied by Erosthe god of lust and sexual desire. The fertility god Priapus was usually considered to be Aphrodite's son by Dionysus  but he was sometimes also described as her son by Hermes, Adonis, or even Zeus.
The First Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite Hymn 5which was probably composed sometime in the mid-seventh century BC,  describes how Zeus once became annoyed with Aphrodite for causing sex to fall in love with mortals,  so he caused her to fall in love with Anchisesa handsome mortal shepherd who lived in the foothills beneath Mount Ida near the city of Troy.
Aphrodite lies and tells him that she is not a goddess, but the daughter of one of the noble families of Phrygia. After the lovemaking is complete, Aphrodite reveals her true divine form. The myth of Aphrodite and Adonis is probably derived from the ancient Sumerian legend of Inanna and Dumuzid. Aphrodite found the baby, and took him to the underworld to be fostered by Persephone.
In different versions of the story, the boar was either sent by Ares, who was jealous that Aphrodite was spending so much time with Adonis, or by Artemis, who wanted revenge against Aphrodite for having killed her devoted follower Hippolytus. The myth of Adonis is associated with the festival of the Adoniawhich was celebrated by Greek women every year in midsummer.
In Hesiod's Works and DaysZeus orders Aphrodite to make Pandorathe first woman, physically beautiful and sexually attractive,  so that she may become "an evil men will love to embrace". According to one myth, Aphrodite aided Hippomenesa noble youth who wished to marry Atalantaa maiden who was renowned throughout the land for her beauty, but aphrodite refused to marry any man unless he could outrun her in a sex. The myth of Pygmalion is first mentioned by the third-century BC Greek writer Philostephanus of Cyrene  but is first recounted in detail in Ovid's Metamorphoses.
Aphrodite generously rewarded those who honored her, but also punished those who disrespected her, often quite brutally. In Euripides aphrodite tragedy Hippolytuswhich was first performed at the City Dionysia in BC, Theseus's son Hippolytus worships only Artemisthe goddess of virginity, and refuses to engage in sex form of sexual contact. Glaucus of Corinth angered Aphrodite by refusing to let his horses for chariot racing mate, since doing so would hinder their speed.
Aphrodite cursed her, causing her to have children by a bear. The resulting offspring, Agrius and Oreius, were wild cannibals who incurred the hatred of Zeus. Ultimately, aphrodite transformed all the members of the family into birds of ill omen.
The myth of the Judgement of Paris is mentioned briefly in the Iliad but is described in depth in an epitome of the Cypriaa lost poem of the Epic Cycle which records that all the gods and goddesses as well as various mortals were invited to the marriage of Peleus and Thetis the eventual parents of Achilles.
The goddesses chose to place the matter before Zeus, who, not wanting to favor one of the goddesses, put the choice into the hands of Paris, a Trojan prince. All three goddesses were ideally beautiful and Paris could not decide between them, so they resorted to bribes. Aphrodite sex an important and active role throughout the entirety of Homer's Iliad.
Aphrodite's most prominent avian symbol was the dove,  which was originally an important symbol of her Near Eastern precursor Inanna-Ishtar. Because of her connections to the sea, Aphrodite was associated with a number of different types of water fowl including swans, geese, and ducks.
A scene of Aphrodite rising from the sea appears on the back of the Ludovisi Throne c. During the Hellenistic and Roman periods, statues depicting Aphrodite proliferated;  many of these statues were modeled at least sex some extent on Praxiteles's Aphrodite of Knidos.
The Ludovisi Throne possibly c. Attic white-ground red-figured kylix of Aphrodite riding a swan c. Aphrodite and Himerosdetail from a silver kantharos c.
Red-figure vase painting of Aphrodite and Phaon c. Apuleian vase painting of Zeus plotting with Aphrodite to seduce Leda while Eros sits on her arm c. Aphrodite Kallipygos "Aphrodite of the Beautiful Buttocks".
Aphrodite Heyl second century BC. Greek sculpture group of Aphrodite, Eros, and Pan c. Aphrodite of Milos c. Aphrodite of Menophantos first century BC. The Ludovisi Aphrodite of Knidos.
The Lely Sex c. Early Christians frequently adapted pagan iconography to suit Christian purposes. Aphrodite is the central figure in Sandro Botticelli 's painting Primaverawhich has been described as "one of the most written about, and most controversial paintings in the world",  and "one of the most popular paintings in Western art". Primavera late s or early s by Sandro Botticelli. Venus Anadyomene c. Venus of Urbino c. Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time c.
Venus and Adonis by Titian. Venus with a Mirror c. Venus, Adonis and Cupid c. The Toilet of Venus c. The Death of Adonis c. Rokeby Venus c. Jacques-Louis David 's final work was his magnum opusMars Being Disarmed by Venus which combines elements of classical, Renaissance, traditional French art, and contemporary artistic styles.
I will put the date of my seventy-five years on it and afterwards I will never again pick up my brush.
Today I got an invitation in the mail saying there was going to be a pool party in Aphrodite's palace! My first few thoughts were damn, she has a pool in her temple? Damn there are going to be some fine ass girls there, and damn and I need to go to this aphrodite. So later on aphrodite the afternoon I decided I was going to go ahead and aphrodite to Aphrodite's palace, when I arrived there I was surprised by the lack of people there.
I was also surprised by the fact that the maybe ten people that were there were all naked. When I walked in I got a few wolf whistles, well I guess no shit I am the God of Sex and it has helped my physical appearance. All I had on were some short swim trunks, and a towel around my shoulders. I looked around trying to see aphrodite people I recognized, Piper, Aphrodite sex course, Drew, and Silena.
The next suspicious thing I noticed was I was the only guy there. Plus it was sex little awkward since I was the only one with clothes on! I thought about turning around and leaving, but of course that was the point when Aphrodite saw me.
She immediately waved and yelled, "Percy come over here! The friends that I knew looked a little embarrassed now that I had seen them naked. Piper and Silena particularly seemed to red as cherries. As I made my way over to the five naked ladies that were conversing with each other I realized these were clearly all of Aphrodite's daughters. If you asked me how I could tell, that would be an easy answer.
Every single one of them sex at least a C-cup boobs, all of them had honking asses that looked like aphrodite needed more attention, there make up was near flawless to the point I couldn't tell they were even wearing it, and of course they were all sexy as shit!
I heard Piper hiss at her mother, "I thought this was just a girls day mom! This is so embarrassing, Percy is one of my best friends! Aphrodite tried to whisper quietly, but it didn't help since they were practically in my father's domain so I heard her, "You'll have been friends for so many years and I don't know how you haven't been jumping his bones!
Before anything else could be said when I approached Lady Aphrodite, I tried not to stare at her breast that were huge and perky, probably at least a D-cup and her ass in the water was perfectly rounded and damn I could feel my erection growing already.
I tried to use my control over my element to keep my erection down for now. I bowed respectfully to Aphrodite, "My lady, did I come at the wrong time! Piper stared at her mother expectantly while Silena and Drew stared at me hungrily.
Aphrodite laughed and shook her head, "No Percy, you have come at the perfect time! But I do warn you, if you missed the sign on the door, no clothes are aloud in my temple today, so if you wish to stay lose the pants! Silena and Drew giggled as I nodded my headed and snapped my fingers leaving me now completely exposed.
All five girls in the circle I could tell were trying not to stare at my non hard eight inch dick while it wasn't aphrodite of course. I asked, "May I join you'll then!
Clearly for the first time Aphrodite was at a lost for words and just nodded her head motioning for me to sit next to her. She had a huge smile on her face, I could feel the sexual desire rolling off of her. This day may go better than I thought!
As I took my place in the water I managed to hold the water still so I wouldn't splash anyone. The water was surprisingly warm and I could feel the arousal of the fire girls increase.
It was aphrodite of my new Godly abilities. I flashed Piper a smile and said, "Its good to see you Pipes. Hows post apocalypse treating you? She sex returning to her normal self said, "Obviously not as well as you! Godhood treats you very well Percy! A silence fell upon the group as I tried to think of something to say, I could feel Drew inching towards me as she asked, "Hey Percy, I know your a good sex, could you teach me I am not very good?
I eyed drew and her Asian body, she had a perfectly clean shaven pussy and her boobs were huge. I felt my erection arrive and I decided to let it fly this time. I sex at her, "I would love to! Before I could advance forward though Aphrodite shot herself in front of me and pulled me into a kiss. I heard drew mutter, "Damnit mom! I decided to block out her words as Aphrodite's naked body seemed to be glowing.
I put my hands on her ass and pulled her closer to me where our naked bodies were clearly touching. I squeezed her sex and her eyes lit up as she looked at me. I asked, "Care to go somewhere more private? She snapped her fingers and sex four of the flashed out of the room. I asked, "Where did they go? She said slyly,"Back to my room. They can watch from there, I know they will keep themselves amused while we have our fun here. She pushed me back to nearby stairs of the pool and mounted me. She began grinding on me making my dick raise to full attention.
She suddenly snapped her fingers and a cowboy hat appeared on her head, "Now let me show you how I have maintained the Goddess of love and Pleasure for all these years! She turned around and planted her ass right on my dick. She quickly began bouncing up and down on my dick creating splashed of water. She was moving faster in the water I think then she could on land! Of course it then came to me she was also born of the sea so this is also like her domain.
She was drilling her ass on my dick moaning quietly, aphrodite right Percy, fuck me! I can feel how bad you want to shove your ten inch dick all the way in my pussy! There ya go, AHHH! Fuck me! After several minutes neither of us had cum, so I decided to change the position and turn her around where her boobs were no in my face.
I took us further into the water and held her ass in my hands. I then moved my hands to her boobs and began tracing small circles around them causing her to moan right in my ear.
I then positioned my dick above her and slowly came in and out, she was whispering her moans in my ear, "Oh Percy. God Percy your so big, and strong.
Let me reward you for all those things you did for us in the war. Come on Percy just give it to me hard and fast.
When she said hard and fast, I stopped and grinned aphrodite her. I took us underwater knowing we would both be able to breathe. I then put her on her knees in the shallow end and held her in the doggy position. Then I just began hammering away at her ass. I put all ten inches of my dick in her as I also slapped her ass. I could see the red spots sex on her ass and she was moaning just as loudly in the water. I then flipped her around again holding her legs stretched out.
I put myself right in between them and shoved my dick in her full force causing her to scream for the first time. I kept doing this until she shouted, "Percy, I am going sex cum! Please fuck me harder! I used all my strength to continuously plow through her, suddenly I felt a new presence in the water and I knew she had cum.
We both floated back up towards the water and she just floated back to the front by the steps. She took deep breaths causing her boobs to look bigger as I swam over to her.
I said, "Lady Aphrodite, the rumors of your skills were not exaggerated in the least. She flashed a smile at me, "Your skills were slightly under stated from the pleasure I just felt Perseus.
It has been a long time since I was able to have sex underwater. It heightens the pleasure for people like you and me who were born of the sea. She looked at me clearly disappointed we won't be doing this all sex.
I smiled, "If you are any of your daughter's wish to go on longer, you just mustly simply call for me! She laughed which I noticed made her boobs just rise and make me want to put my mouth on them, "Oh Perseus, you will regret that later! All the girls just heard you say that, you may not be finding yourself with aphrodite free time!
I gave her a wicked smile, "If my spare time is filled with fucking you and your lovely daughter's I am sure I will be a happy aphrodite I summoned a ball of soft water right behind her and I said, "Just float, lean your on the ball of water. I want to try a new position. If you ever use it again call it the dirty Jackson!
That made her laugh as did as I said. I used the water to will me to where my penis was just above the water. I level myself out with her and then grabbed her thighs.
I will conclude this comment with a quote from Maximilian Lambertz: "The true history of mankind will be written only when Albanians participate in its writing. The image of the woman with wings and taloned feet standing on the backs of lions had been disputed for many years. Originally, it was thought to be Lilith Liltu.
Then it was thought to be Ereshkigal and lately, Iannana, Ishtar or an early version of Isis. Gods and goddesses in the ancient world tended to be similar and almost interchangeable. It was not unheard of for one culture to adopt the gods of another. Makes me wonder if there was one, original source that has been lost to us. A story of Aphrodite and her early times. Hi Irene. Thank you for your nice comments! Just follow the link on the top menu. Ancient Origins has been quoted by:.
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I put my hands on her ass and pulled her closer to me where our naked bodies were clearly touching. I squeezed her ass and her eyes lit up as she looked at me. I asked, "Care to go somewhere more private? She snapped her fingers and all four of the flashed out of the room. I asked, "Where did they go? She said slyly,"Back to my room. They can watch from there, I know they will keep themselves amused while we have our fun here.
She pushed me back to nearby stairs of the pool and mounted me. She began grinding on me making my dick raise to full attention. She suddenly snapped her fingers and a cowboy hat appeared on her head, "Now let me show you how I have maintained the Goddess of love and Pleasure for all these years! She turned around and planted her ass right on my dick. She quickly began bouncing up and down on my dick creating splashed of water. She was moving faster in the water I think then she could on land!
Of course it then came to me she was also born of the sea so this is also like her domain. She was drilling her ass on my dick moaning quietly, "Thats right Percy, fuck me! I can feel how bad you want to shove your ten inch dick all the way in my pussy!
There ya go, AHHH! Fuck me! After several minutes neither of us had cum, so I decided to change the position and turn her around where her boobs were no in my face. I took us further into the water and held her ass in my hands.
I then moved my hands to her boobs and began tracing small circles around them causing her to moan right in my ear. I then positioned my dick above her and slowly came in and out, she was whispering her moans in my ear, "Oh Percy. God Percy your so big, and strong.
Let me reward you for all those things you did for us in the war. Come on Percy just give it to me hard and fast. When she said hard and fast, I stopped and grinned at her. I took us underwater knowing we would both be able to breathe. I then put her on her knees in the shallow end and held her in the doggy position. Then I just began hammering away at her ass.
I put all ten inches of my dick in her as I also slapped her ass. I could see the red spots appearing on her ass and she was moaning just as loudly in the water. I then flipped her around again holding her legs stretched out. I put myself right in between them and shoved my dick in her full force causing her to scream for the first time.
I kept doing this until she shouted, "Percy, I am going to cum! Please fuck me harder! I used all my strength to continuously plow through her, suddenly I felt a new presence in the water and I knew she had cum. We both floated back up towards the water and she just floated back to the front by the steps.
She took deep breaths causing her boobs to look bigger as I swam over to her. I said, "Lady Aphrodite, the rumors of your skills were not exaggerated in the least. She flashed a smile at me, "Your skills were slightly under stated from the pleasure I just felt Perseus. It has been a long time since I was able to have sex underwater. It heightens the pleasure for people like you and me who were born of the sea.
She looked at me clearly disappointed we won't be doing this all day. I smiled, "If you are any of your daughter's wish to go on longer, you just mustly simply call for me!
She laughed which I noticed made her boobs just rise and make me want to put my mouth on them, "Oh Perseus, you will regret that later! All the girls just heard you say that, you may not be finding yourself with much free time!
I gave her a wicked smile, "If my spare time is filled with fucking you and your lovely daughter's I am sure I will be a happy man! I summoned a ball of soft water right behind her and I said, "Just float, lean your on the ball of water. I want to try a new position. If you ever use it again call it the dirty Jackson! That made her laugh as did as I said. I used the water to will me to where my penis was just above the water. I level myself out with her and then grabbed her thighs.
I then used my arms to slam her tight soaking wet pussy on my dick at full force. She let a low moan and then I used my strength and the will of the water to help us go faster. Her moans were becoming so loud the water was shaking. Twentieth-century researchers eagerly seized on the references, which were often mysterious. Soon it was considered a fact that priests in the Eastern World performed forced defloration.
It was said that there was "dowry prostitution" and "sexual copulation at the cult site. Temple sex, according to the "Encyclopedia of Theology and the Church," was a "moral and hygienic plague spot on the body of the people.
Newly discovered cuneiform tablets paint a more defused picture, and it is becoming increasingly clear that the academics of earlier decades exaggerated the subject. For example, there is not a single piece of evidence proving that the ritual of forced defloration existed.
A fraction of female gender researchers take a more radical view. They dispute holy prostitution altogether, calling the whole thing a pack of lies. According to a new book on the subject, it all began when a few Greek writers concocted defamatory, dirty customs about foreign peoples, as evidence of their moral "damnability. Julia Assante, an American scholar of the ancient Orient and the leader of the movement, is convinced that sacred whores are merely products of "male fantasy.
But for moderate scholars, this interpretation goes too far. Although they also question some of the overblown academic opinions of the past, they insist that the phenomenon existed.
They believe that there were once:.
Aphroditeancient Greek goddess of sex love and beauty, identified with Venus by the Romans. Aphrodite was, in fact, widely worshipped as a goddess of sex sea and of aphrodkte she was also honoured as a aphrodite of war, especially at SpartaAphfoditeCyprusand other places.
However, she was known primarily sex a goddess of love and fertility and even occasionally presided over marriage. Although prostitutes considered Aphrodite their patron, her public cult was generally solemn and even austere. In Book 8 of the Odyssey aphrodite, Aphrodite was mismatched with Hephaestusthe lame smith god, and she consequently spent her time philandering with the handsome god of war, Ares by whom she became the mother of Harmoniathe warrior twins Phobos and Deimos, and Erosthe god of love.
The cult of Adonis had underworld features, and Aphrodite was also connected with the dead at Delphi. On aphridite Greek mainland, Corinth was the chief centre sex her worship. Her sex association with Eros, the Graces Charitesand the Horae Seasons a;hrodite her role as a promoter of fertility.
She was aphrodite by the Roman poet Aphrodite as Genetrix, the creative element in the world. Her epithets Urania Heavenly Dweller and Pandemos Of All the People were ironically taken by the sex Plato in the Symposium to refer to intellectual and common aphrodite rather, the title Urania was honorific and applied to certain Asian deities, while Pandemos referred to her standing within the city-state.
Among sex symbols were the dove, apgroditeswanand myrtle. Early Greek art represented Aphrodite either as the Oriental, nude-goddess aphrodite or as a standing or seated figure similar to all other goddesses.
Aphrodite first attained individuality at the hands of the great 5th-century- bce Greek sculptors. Perhaps the most seex of all statues of Aphrodite was carved by Praxiteles for the Cnidians; it later became the model for such Aphrodits sex as the Venus sex Milo 2nd century bce. Article Media. Info Print Cite.
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Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, sex, and beauty and there are many tales of how she could entice both gods and mortals to lust after her. But the true origins of the goddess come from long before the Greeks. The ancient stories of the goddess tend to reflect her role in. Summary: After the Titan war Percy becomes the God of Sex, replacing an Aphrodite tried to whisper quietly, but it didn't help since they were.
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