Monday, February 7, 2011
I am Venus, the Roman goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. The Greeks called me Aphrodite, but I served the same purpose in their culture. It has been said that I descended from Uranus, but others say that my parents were Zeus and Dione. My son, Aeneas, fled Troy during the Trojan war. His descendants founded the city of Rome. Many temples have been erected in my honor, demonstrating the reverence towards me of the ancient peoples.