Why was Aphrodite disliked?
Aphrodite was the goddess of love, it did not matter if it was something a mortal or god or goddess wanted, or chose - or even if they did want it but never had it; Aphrodite was whom ultimately 'saw' or forced such things either by her own whim or with the aid of Cupid, her son.
Ares is the son of Zeus and Hera. He was disliked by both parents. He is the god of war. He is considered murderous and bloodstained but, also a coward. When caught in an act of adultery with Aphrodite her husband Hephaestus is able publicly ridicule him. His bird is the vulture. His animal is the dog.