As legend has it, Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and lust, took on many forms. In the Iliad, she’s portrayed first as a cloud of dark mist and then as an old woman bent on influencing Helen of Troy. In another Greek account, Theogony, she’s imagined as a woman rising from the sea, glistening in natural beauty. If Instagram is any indication, springtime is proof that the Theogony is far more accurate. Just look at these 15 modern day beauties. Mount Olympus may have fallen millennia ago, but when spring comes around, Aphrodite walks again. And if you’re looking for ways to charm your own goddess of love this spring, consider the five best springtime cocktails.
When this beauty isn’t hanging out on the beach, she is DJ’ing in her native Australia.
This Sports Illustrated swimsuit model offers plenty of photos on Instagram of her life caring for horses and baby birds in her home of Austin, Texas—and a not infrequent level of tease.
A woman who loves spring weather and chicken wings is a woman after our own hearts.
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This model lives in Spain, but you don’t have to be bilingual to enjoy her steady supply of selfies.
Come for this Charleston, South Carolina–grown model’s bikini photos; stay for the quality coconuts pun.
Fun fact: Alexandra here was named after the Egyptian city of Alexandria, where her father was born.
This exotic beauty is wisely working on her boogie-boarding skills before the start of summer.
The Pythagorean Theorem has been officially changed to A (bikini model) plus B (puppies) equals C (perfection).
We’d love nothing more than to sail away with Emily.
Roxanna has recently taken to documenting her travels with the hashtag “roxyaroundtheworld” and we can’t wait to see where else she visits.
This Brazilian beauty has modeled for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit and Victoria’s Secret, among others.
Mia Kang, a trained fighter, can definitely kick your ass. But she could also drop you dead with her looks alone.
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This absolutely stunning Polish recording artist has been out and about enjoying the spring weather in Europe.
We’d follow Tana to Davy Jones’s locker and back if she asked.
This activist loves the great outdoors; she is committed to environmental welfare causes. Respect, Jayde, respect.