Why did people worship The Goddess of Love/Beauty known as Aphrodite and or Venus?

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In Greek and Roman religions, there were many gods and goddesses who had power over various facets of human existence, rather than one all-powerful god as in most present day religions. The people had to pray and make sacrifices to each one, for favors in the areas that that god/goddess controlled. When people sought to have someone fall in love with them, they paid homage to Aphrodite (Greek) or Venus (Roman).