Reviews for What is Love?
Guest chapter 57 . 1/1/2018
Please give Zeus a lesson and give Hera some happiness please
Guest chapter 57 . 4/14/2017
it's been so long I just reread it its still as goddess as ever. please continue
rogerbacon chapter 54 . 11/17/2016
Nice story. i hope you decide to update soon
LuckycoolHawk9 chapter 54 . 10/26/2014
Wow, this story is just great! I await more!
Any59.0 chapter 3 . 11/24/2013
I'm sure you've gotten this comment before, but it was Aphrodite who caused Narcissus to fall in love with his own reflection after he broke Echo's heart with his own self-love
The Geektologist chapter 1 . 10/10/2013
anonymousse chapter 47 . 5/13/2013
Yay! I'd begun to lose hope on an update. I do wish you'd get more reviews; this story is lovely and your characters are interesting and well-rounded. (It's hard to make Aphrodite a sympathetic character while keeping all of her flaws, so I applaud you for succeeding.) Do I sense a possible crush on Aglaea's part? This could complicate things even further. :) I look forward to the next chapter.
fiordistella chapter 46 . 1/6/2013
Thanks very much for your intriguing and wonderful story! I began to read just for curiosity, and the summary does not show what there is inside!
This is one of the most beatiful stories I've read on Afrodite and Ares, although she is not sure to love him and he does not tell it her! Ares loves Afrodite, now I'm sure, he takes cares of her with tenderness and respect, he hopes she will choose him but could never force her to do it, he loves his son and daughter although he could not live with e them , she is HIS real wife and THIS IS love, in my opinion! :)
I hope you'll write the other chapters very soon! Congratulations!
Guest chapter 46 . 7/10/2012
Yay, you updated! :) I'd begun to lose hope that you would, but I'm so glad to read more. Poor Harmonia. Now I don't know what to think about Hephaestus-and Ares is starting to seem more sympathetic. I'm glad that you showed us some vulnerability from Ares, and kind of explained why Aphrodite attracted him-just with these two little chapters you have made him a rounder character. Wonderful job!
I think it's a shame you don't have more reviews. This is an excellent story.
anonymousse chapter 27 . 3/5/2012
You've really captured the indecision and uncertainty so poignantly. Usually love triangles are not my thing, but you've really got me hooked in. I really want her to choose Hephaestus, but you haven't made it obvious who she will pick, so I can see it go either way...that's not an easy thing to do with a story. Well done.
anonymousse chapter 12 . 3/5/2012
I *love* this! The first couple of chapters, I wasn't sure, but the flashback to Hephaestus' birth, and Aphrodite's interactions with Hera are splendid! I like how you've rounded out the characters of Hephaestus and Aphrodite, and you've made Hera more sympathetic than some people do-although I feel like you could make Ares' feelings (whether he actually cares about Aphrodite or if it's just about sex and having a trophy-lover) a little clearer. But anyways, this is really intriguing and I'm excited to see where you're going with it.

Alright, now I'm going to go read the rest. :)
Hieronymus chapter 44 . 7/7/2011
I deeply adore your story so far and while, now finished reading your profile, I find out now this is a story challenge which have never seemed to appeal to me, I still like this story very much. Whilst reading, this story had erupted into much more than a challenge. You have created the mythological deities that are meant to be perfect into beings flawed in ways that nearly everyone can relate. It seems that instead, the challenge has been added in as an after thought and not the reason for the story. That my dear writer is a wonderful thing.

There are very few things I am concerned with but what I am concerned with is mainly portrayal of the characters. The Gods of Olympus are most of the time portrayed in a realistic manner (if you can call it a 'realistic' manner seeing as they are mythological gods) but my main concern is Ares and Hephaestus.

With Hephaestus I enjoy seeing how you connect the mythology to your story, as well as seeing his background. Yet, at times he seems sinister (As with the chapters of him dealing with his straying wife and him finding out it his child is not actually his, which is understandable)to the point of hatred toward Aphrodite and Ares. While I understand his hatred toward Ares, the hatred toward Aphrodite is what I am concerned about. He claims to always have had love for her, yet hatred, or something both passionate and negative that is close to that of hatred, is felt during those times. Perhaps I am just interpreting the words wrong. If so, my apologies. I would also like to see Hephaestus have a more rounded out character. While his foot is enough of a flaw, I'd like to see inner flaws rather than outer. While his sinister approach and his vengeance toward his wife and her lover are flaws and Hephaestus is actually note to be sweet and kind in mythology; I'd like to see more anger. Not just jealousy or boastfulness but anger. Such as the way you portrayed him when he attacked Are's sword when he tried bringing him up to Olympus. I'd like to see more of a cold side to him, because we all know everyone has one. If you take that into mind and into your story, I can't wait to see what kind of things you come up with for him to trigger his cold side. Perhaps something with familial ties to it?

For Ares, it is almost the exact opposite. I'd like to see more care. Why would he be going to great lengths for Aphrodite if he did not care for her greatly, which he denies to himself? It could be his spite for Hephaestus but if it is, I would like to see more of spite than jealousy. Ares was typically shown as an angry god. So the way you interpret him in your story is true, but I'd like more character to him. I want to see his pure bloodlust and anger come out more.

What I do like though, is the way you connect mythology and your story. While you do change it around a bit, which is perfectly okay, I enjoy it very much. I'd like to see this story progress more and more and you can count that I will be back until I see how it ends. In closing, keep doing what you're doing and you will indeed get more and more feedback from me.
AriaRose7 chapter 44 . 7/7/2011
Great job! Keep writing :)
AriaRose7 chapter 43 . 7/7/2011
I really enjoyed this chapter! The flashback moments with Hephestus and Eros were quite moving.
AriaRose7 chapter 41 . 7/7/2011
A www, sweet how Aphrodite sticks up for hephestus :)
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