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  Venus
Venus is the daughter of Jupiter, and some of her lovers include Mars and Vulcan, modeled on the affairs of Aphrodite.
Venus' importance rose, and that of her cult, through the influence of several Roman political leaders.
Roman statues and portraits of Venus are usually identical to the Greek representations of Aphrodite.
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 Venus (mythology) - MSN Encarta
Venus (mythology), in Roman mythology, originally a goddess of gardens and fields but later identified with Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty.
As Venus Genetrix, she was worshiped as the mother of the hero Aeneas, the founder of the Roman people; as Venus Felix, the bringer of good fortune; as Venus Victrix, the bringer of victory; and as Venus Verticordia, the protector of feminine chastity.
Venus was the wife of Vulcan, god of metalwork, but she was often unfaithful to him.
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 Venus
Venus is the second planet from the Sun and the sixth largest.
Venus' rotation is somewhat unusual in that it is both very slow (243 Earth days per Venus day, slightly longer than Venus' year) and retrograde.
The pressure of Venus' atmosphere at the surface is 90 atmospheres (about the same as the pressure at a depth of 1 km in Earth's oceans).
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  Birth of Venus
Venus has emerged from the sea on a shell which is driven to the shore by flying wind-gods amidst a shower of roses.
Botticelli's Venus is so beautiful that we do not notice the unnatural length of her neck, the steep fall of her shoulders and the queer way her left arm is hinged to the body.
Venus was conceived when the Titan Cronus castrated his father, the god Uranus--the severed genitals falling into the sea and fertilizing it.
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Venus differs greatly from the Earth in having a thick and highly reflective cloud layer that perpetually hides the planet's surface and causes extremely high surface temperatures and pressure.
Venus completes one trip around the Sun in 224.7 Earth-days, but Venus-days are quite different because the two planets rotate on their axes in very different ways.
The density of impact craters on Venus is similar to their density on Earth, indicating a surface age of about 800 million years and suggesting that the surface may still be undergoing active geological processes such as quakes and erupting volcanoes.
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 The Mythology of Venus
Venus caused a spell to fall on Smyrna, who then fell in love with her own father, went to him while he was in a drunken stupor and became pregnant by him.
Venus represents the woman's image of herself (the glyph is the hand held mirror) and in the man's chart it indicates the kind of woman he is attracted to.
Venus was not faithful to her lovers and she enjoyed the act of falling in love, but once a love relationship was established, the ability to maintain the relationship eluded her.
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 Venus (planet)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Venus was known to ancient Babylonians around 1600 BC, and to the Mayan civilization (the Mayans developed a religious calendar based on Venus's motion) and must have been known long before in prehistoric times, given that it is the third brightest object in the sky after the Sun and Moon.
Venus has an atmosphere consisting mainly of carbon dioxide and a small amount of nitrogen, with a pressure at the surface about 90 times that of Earth (a pressure equivalent to a depth of 1 kilometre under Earth's oceans).
Venus is brightest when approximately 25% of its disk is illuminated; this typically occurs 37 days both before (in the evening sky) and after (in the morning sky), its inferior conjunction.
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 Venus Mythology
Venus, in her swan-drawn chariot, had not yet reached Cyprus, when she heard coming up through mid-air the groans of her beloved, and turned her white-winged coursers back to Earth.
Venus is exalted in Pisces and in his fall in the opposite sign of Virgo.
Venus is a karaka, or indicator of spouse, love, marriage, comfort, luxury, beauty, prosperity, happiness, all conveyances, art, dance music, acting, passion and sex, healing and the saying of mantras.
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 Venus - Astronomy for Kids   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Venus is the only one of the planets in our solar system that is named for a goddess instead of a god, and almost all of the features we have discovered in our exploration of this planet have been named for either historical or mythological women.
Venus is a very odd place for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that it rotates in the opposite direction that Earth does.
In addition to the violent winds and poisonous atmosphere on Venus, there are still active volcanoes on Venus, and their eruptions continue to add poisonous chemicals to the atmosphere and tremendous amounts of lava to the surface.
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 Roman Goddess Venus
Another is Venus Genetrix - mother of the gens Iulia, she had a place of honour in Caesar's forum to which the dictator intended to shift the centre of power.
Venus herself was supposed to have been born of the froth of the sea and come from the East - which indeed she, together with several other deities including Saturn, Jupiter, Apollo and Co.; care of the "Indo-European" forefathers who populated much of Europe.
In a sense "Venus" is now an all-encompassing term to cover both Venus Coelestis and Venus Naturalis and it is only the Christian Virgin Mary who bars her way from claiming the epithet "Mater Coelestis" or "Mater Naturalis" she must have once sprung from, somewhere in primordial man's mind the ancient goddess of fertility.
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 Astology: Ceres-Venus - StarIQ.com
It is particularly common for such charts to show Venus (female sex/reproduction) and Ceres (mothering) in aspect to Saturn (the planet of control or limitation) and Chiron (the wounded healer).
Venus and Ceres epitomize two aspects of the feminine nature that are biologically integrated but that have been deliberately separated on the social level.
*Margaret Sanger was born with Venus in sextile to Ceres and opposed Saturn.
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 Venus information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In addition to this unusual retrograde rotation, the periods of Venus' rotation and of its orbit are synchronized in such a way that it always presents the same face toward Earth when the two planets are at their closest approach (5.001 Venusian solar days between each inferior conjunction).
Venus has an atmosphere consisting mainly of carbon dioxide and a small amount of nitrogen, with a pressure at the surface about 90 times that of Earth (a pressure equivalent to a depth of 1 kilometer under Earth's oceans); its atmosphere is also roughly 90 times more massive than ours.
Venus' thick atmosphere causes meteors to decelerate as they fall toward the surface, and even large meteors will strike the surface at too low a speed to form an impact crater if they have less than a certain threshold kinetic energy.
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 Venus
Venus is the second planet from the Sun and the sixth largest.
Venus' rotation is somewhat unusual in that it is both very slow (243 Earth days per Venus day, slightly longer than Venus' year) and retrograde.
The pressure of Venus' atmosphere at the surface is 90 atmospheres (about the same as the pressure at a depth of 1 km in Earth's oceans).
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 Venus (mythology)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Venus is the Roman goddess of love, equivalent to Greek Aphrodite and Etruscan Turan.
On April 23 215 BC, a temple was built on the Capitol dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasum.
Venus was often depicted in painting and in sculpture.
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 Venus — FactMonster.com
Venus is the name of the second planet from the sun, and the nearest heavenly body to the earth except the moon.
Venus, in Roman religion and mythology - Venus Venus, in Roman religion and mythology, goddess of vegetation.
Venus, in astronomy - Venus Venus, in astronomy, 2d planet from the sun; it is often called the evening star or morning...
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On April 23, 215 BC, a temple was built outside the Colline gate on the Capitol dedicated to Venus to commemorate the Roman defeat at the Battle of Lake Trasimene.
Venus was often referred to with epithet Venus Erycina ("of the heather").
Venus became a popular subject of painting and sculpture during the Renaissance period in Europe.
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Venus is the second planet from the Sun and the sixth largest.
Venus' rotation is somewhat unusual in that it is both very slow (243 Earth days per Venus day) and retrograde.
In addition, the periods of Venus' rotation and of its orbit are synchronized such that it always presents the same face toward Earth when the two planets are at their closest approach.
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 Venus
Venus is in some accounts said to have sprung from the foam of the sea, in others to have been the daughter of Jupiter and the nymph Dione; for the Greeks, Zeus and a Titan.
Venus was married to Vulcan (Hephaestus), but had affairs with Mars (Ares) and many other gods and demigods.
A knowledge of classical mythology is indispensable in understanding and appreciating much of the great literature, sculpture, and painting of both the ancients and the moderns.
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 Gods Goddeses and Astronimy
Venus (mythology), in Roman mythology, originally a goddess of gardens and fields but later identified with Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty.
As Venus Genetrix, she was worshiped as the mother of the hero Aeneas, the founder of the Roman people; as Venus Felix, the bringer of good fortune; as Venus Victrix, the bringer of victory; and as Venus Verticordia, the protector of feminine chastity.
Venus was the wife of Vulcan, god of metalwork, but she was often unfaithful to him.
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 The Comet Venus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Venus, with its glowing train, was a very brilliant body; therefore not strange that the Chaldeans described it as a `bright torch of heaven.
Venus (Ishtar) `who is clothed with fire and bears aloft a crown of awful splendour.' The Egyptians described Venus (Sekhmet) : `A circling star which scatters its fame in fire.
When Venus approached close to one of the planets, its horns grew longer: this is the phenomenon the astrologers of Babylon observed and described when Venus neared Mars.
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 Titian's Venus of Urbino
Nor was she the common sensual Venus of classical mythology; she was the celestial --the cosmic-- Venus, typifying and celebrating the joys of marital fidelity and domesticity[See the excerpt from Edgar Wind ].
Venus with a Mirror reveal that we may recognize her from her type and her actions, even when she appears in modern guise.
This is not compositional vulgarity, but a means of honoring the female life force: Venus' body, or more precisely, that part of her body associated with procreation, is made both the pictorial center and the connection between Venus herself --that is, as an individual-- and her societal, familial role, encapsulated in the domestic background....
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 Artifacts
The most famous Venus figurine is the "Venus of Willendorf." The Willendorf was found in an area of Willendorf, Austria, and continues to be the standard for descriptions of this specific type of figurine.
After studying 188, Venus figurines Rice found that the figurines were quite varied in shape and size, and that their ages could possibly be ascertained by the number of lines on their faces.
The Venus of Willendorf itself, does not cease to hide it's feminine aspects, and is quite similar in characteristics to the Gaia figure within Greek mythology.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/archaeology/artifacts/venusfigurines.html   (1146 words)

  
 Venus, Goddess of Love, in Astrology
The reason for treating Venus in men's and women's chart differently is based on the idea that men may tend to "disown" the qualities of Venus in his own chart.
Venus energy is harmonious, and this is why people with Venus prominent in their charts are often peace-makers.
Venus rules Libra and Taurus, is in detriment in the opposite signs of those it rules (Aries and Scorpio), is exalted in Pisces, and in its fall in Virgo.
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 Excite - Search: Venus, Mythology
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In Greek mythology, Aphrodite is the counterpart to Venus in Roman mythology.
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 WORLD MYTHOLOGY by Venus and Her Lover - Mythology of the World
Michelangelo portrayed the former as Cupid and the latter as Venus in the painting "Venus and Cupid".
When Venus appears with her lovers Mars and Adonis (in "Son of Life"), we are prompted to consider the meaning of unconditional love, possessiveness, the cycles of Nature, the temporality of life, and the reality of death.
Venus and Mars are re-inventing their mythic story through our artistic efforts, James and I humbly believe, because men and women are at this time bridging the gulf that separates them.
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 Venus Mythology@astrologyguild.com
Because Venus rules both Taurus and Libra, and because Venus is one of only two female deities in our ten planet western zodiac (leaving out the astroids for now) I will be talking about Venus for more than one column.
Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, is the counter-point, antidote, and opposite of Mars.
Her popularity continued into Roman times, as Venus was a central goddesss in the Roman pantheon, although they were more cynical about love, for example Ovid's The Art of Love, seeing the obviously artful sides of seduction.
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 Profiles: Sailor Venus (Mythology)
Although Venus helps the people with love problems and fills the world with beauty, she is often vain, selfish, and petty.
So Venus asked her son, Cupid, to make Psyche fall in love with the most detestable creature in the world.
Venus was even happy with this arrangement because her son now had a suitable match, but moreover with Psyche in the heavens rather than on Earth, people would no longer be distracted by Psyche's beauty and once again worship Venus.
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