Venus was commonly associated with
the Greek goddess Aphrodite
and the Etruscan deity Turan,
making use of aspects from each.
As with most other gods and goddesses in Roman mythology,
the literary concept of Venus
was borrowed from literary Greek mythology of her counterpart:
The early Latin goddess of gardens
became associated with the Greek Goddess Aphrodite.
In some Latin mythology
Eros was the son of Venus and Mars,
the god of war.
Venus was revered in her many aspects:
Venus Acidalia was derived from the well Acidalius
in which Venus used to bathe with the Graces;
others connect the name with the Greek acides or cares or troubles.
Venus Cloacina: “Venus the Purifier”;
Venus Erycina: embodied “impure” love,
and was the patron goddess of ill repute.
Venus Felix: “Lucky Venus”,
Venus Libertina: “Venus the Freedwoman”,
Venus Murcia: “Venus of the Myrtle”,
Venus Obsequens: “Graceful Venus”,
Venus Urania: “Heavenly Venus”;
Venus Victrix: “Venus the Victorious”,
Soubriquet for Venus included Venus Amica: “Venus the Friend”,
Venus Armata: “Armed Venus”,
Venus Caelestis: “Celestial Venus”,
Venus Aurea: “Golden Venus”,
Venus Genetrix: “Mother Venus”
was Venus in her role as the ancestress of the Roman people,
a goddess of motherhood and domesticity.
A festival is held in her honor on September 26.
The classic symbol if Venus:
the circle of spirit over the cross of matter
illustrating the direct connection between these aspects.
It the image of the Goddess of Love
standing sky-clad before you,
arms outstretched invitation to share and enjoy
all that love has to offer.
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