According to the myth, at the Gods’ party Eris threw a golden apple. All the goddesses, (Demeter, Hera, Artemis, Estia, Athena and Aphrodite) wanted to get the apple and they quarreled among themselves. Then Zeus sent Paristo make a judgment which goddess would get it.
Aphrodite appeared to his eyes the most beautiful among the goddesses and Paris offered the apple to her. The Gods’ party is the symbol of the ultra-mundane forces of the Lords.
The golden apple is the world, as the world by nature draws its existence from the opposites and that’s why it is said that the world is governed by discord.
Gods offer different gifts to the world, and that’s why they seem to quarrel for the apple. Paris is the symbol of the living soul; she lives and acts according to the commands of the senses. But the senses not being able to discern the other forces that exist in the world at a glance, she sees beauty, and for this reason offers the golden apple, the world, to Aphrodite.
Aphrodite, together with Apollo and Hermes bring harmony to the world in spite of the differences of each being. We see these puzzles and hidden indications in the statues of the gods. Apollo holds the guitar, while Aphrodite appears nude because beauty creates harmony as beauty is not hidden from those who seek her with their eyes.
Apollo and Aphrodite are among the primary rulers of the world. They encompass within them other secondary gods such as Asclepius emanating from Apollo and the Graces emanating from Aphrodite.