She was the sister of Apollo.
In the 1990s, Khan observed as a colonist dove into a body of water, then “rose like Aphrodite from the surf,” screaming as her skin dissolved from caustic chemicals. (TOS novel: To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh)
Parmen telepathically removed garlands from a marble statue of Aphrodite and levitated them to the feet of James T. Kirk and Spock, who were compelled to put them on their heads. (TOS novelization: Plato's Stepchildren)
James T. Kirk, upon seeing the newly-refitted USS Enterprise for the first time, compared her to how Aphrodite must have been when Zeus first raised her up from the sea. (TOS novelization: The Motion Picture)
- TOS novelization: Who Mourns for Adonais?
- TOS novelization: Plato's Stepchildren
- TOS novel: To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh
- TOS novelization: The Motion Picture