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Venus emerging from the sea famously captured the imagination of painters Botticelli and Titian, but I wondered how popular this theme was in classical antiquity and before. When the ancients thought...

"The Goddess was the embodiment of shared cultural worship of the feminine divine. Gathering attributes of multiple cultures as she moved around, she was referred to by many names. To the Phoenicians she was Astarte, to the Assyrians she was Ishtar, and to the Cypriots she was Aphrodite..." from  'Flight of the Goddess' by Emma Louise Weston  - Image of Aphrodite Anadyomene on a wall fresco from Pompeii (before 79 CE)

"The Goddess was the embodiment of shared cultural worship of the feminine divine. Gathering attributes of multiple cultures as she moved around, she was referred to by many names. To the Phoenicians she was Astarte, to the Assyrians she was Ishtar, and to the Cypriots she was Aphrodite..." from 'Flight of the Goddess' by Emma Louise Weston - Image of Aphrodite Anadyomene on a wall fresco from Pompeii (before 79 CE)

*POMPEII, ITALY~Priapus(the man with the rather rude thing-a-ma-jig)was described as the son of Aphrodite by Dionysus,or son of Dionysus+Chione perhaps as father or son of Hermes,son of Zeuss or Pan,depending on the source.According to the gossip at the time,Hera cursed him while still in the womb bestowing upon him impotence,ugliness+ foul-mindedness in revenge for the hero Paris having the audacity to judge Aphrodite more beautiful than Hera. Refusing to allow him to live on Mount…

*POMPEII, ITALY~Priapus(the man with the rather rude thing-a-ma-jig)was described as the son of Aphrodite by Dionysus,or son of Dionysus+Chione perhaps as father or son of Hermes,son of Zeuss or Pan,depending on the source.According to the gossip at the time,Hera cursed him while still in the womb bestowing upon him impotence,ugliness+ foul-mindedness in revenge for the hero Paris having the audacity to judge Aphrodite more beautiful than Hera. Refusing to allow him to live on Mount…

Venus Fisica - the epithet is found only in the inscriptions of southern Italy as defined in synthrophos Greek equivalent alma; it can translate Venus Naturist (physica), also takes the name of Venus Fisica Pompeiana, the artists even paint better than the Roman occupation earned him extra honor by associating it with the Venus of Sulla.The dictator does not he gives his new settlement the title of Colonia Cornelia Veneria. House of Venus and the Four Gods, Pompei

Venus Fisica - the epithet is found only in the inscriptions of southern Italy as defined in synthrophos Greek equivalent alma; it can translate Venus Naturist (physica), also takes the name of Venus Fisica Pompeiana, the artists even paint better than the Roman occupation earned him extra honor by associating it with the Venus of Sulla.The dictator does not he gives his new settlement the title of Colonia Cornelia Veneria. House of Venus and the Four Gods, Pompei

Venus (mosaic). Roman, (3rd century AD) / Bignor Roman Villa, West Sussex, UK / Ancient Art and Architecture Collection Ltd. / The Bridgeman Art Library

Venus (mosaic). Roman, (3rd century AD) / Bignor Roman Villa, West Sussex, UK / Ancient Art and Architecture Collection Ltd. / The Bridgeman Art Library

Graffiti in the Greek-speaking ancient city of Aphrodisias, named for the goddess Aphrodite

Graffiti in the Greek-speaking ancient city of Aphrodisias, named for the goddess Aphrodite

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