Aphrodite/Venus (Biographical details)

Aphrodite/Venus (personification/emblem; deity; Roman; Greek; Etruscan; Female)

Also known as

Aphrodite/Venus; Aphrodite; Venus; Venus de Valdivia; Aphrodite Anadyomene; Venus Anadyomene; Aphrodite Epitragia; Aphrodite Euploia; Aphrodite Kallipygos; Turan; Venus Victrix; Venus Cloacina

Biography

One of the twelve Olympian gods; goddess of love and fertility; mother of Eros/Cupid (q.v.), Anteros (q.v.) and Hermaphroditos (q.v.). Also used for the personification of the planet Venus. Sometimes associated with the Zoroastrian deity Anahita (q.v.).