Aphrodite's parents were supposedly Zues and Dione. No one knows for sure because she could have been born from sea foam. Aphrodite was not Zues's favorite child, it was Athena. If you think about it she was probably Dione's favorite kid because she was really beutiful and the goddess of love. Aphrodite was a very powerful and famous goddess because she was daughter of Zues and Dione.