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Aphrodite Goddess of Love and Beauty
The Roman equivalent of Aphrodite , Venus was a goddess of love and beauty. Originally, she was believed to be associated with gardens and fruitfulness, but later took on all the aspects of Aphrodite from the Greek traditions. She is considered by many to be the ancestor of the Roman people, and was the lover of the god Vulcan , as well as of the warrior god Mars. The earliest known temple to Venus was dedicated on the Aventine hill in Rome, around b. Venus appears to have been very popular amongst the plebian class of Roman society, as evidenced by the existence of temples in areas of the city which were traditionally plebian rather than patrician.
In Roman mythology, Venus was the goddess of love, sex, beauty, and fertility. She was the Roman counterpart to the Greek Aphrodite.
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FAMILY OF APHRODITE
Venus is the Roman goddess of love, beauty, prosperity, fertility, and victory., The Greek goddess Aphrodite may have been an import from the Near East where Sumerian and Babylonian goddesses played a part in love, fertility, and war.
She was depicted as a beautiful woman often accompanied by the winged godling Eros Love. Her attributes included a dove, apple, scallop shell and mirror. In classical sculpture and fresco she was usually depicted nude. Her adulterous affair with the god Ares. Her love for Adonis, a handsome Cypriot youth who was tragically killed by a boar. Her love for Ankhises Anchises , a shepherd-prince. The judgement of Paris in which the goddess was awarded the prize of the golden apple in return for promising Paris Helene in marriage.