Aphrodite, Goddess of Desire, rose naked from the foam of the sea and rode a scallop shell ashore. Grass and flowers sprang from the soil wherever she trod. The Seasons, daughters of Themis, hastened to clothe and adorn her.
Some hold she sprang from the foam which gathered atbout the genitals of Uranus after Cronus threw them into the sea, others that Zeus begt her on Dione.
Robert Graves, The Greek Myths. Complete Edition.