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  1. “Myth” Woodling
    June 10, 2013

    This artcle *Difference Between Aphrodite and Venus* stated, “In Roman mythology, it is obviously clear that the Romans have a special affinity to naming their deities with the stars or planets.”

    The reason for that “special affinity to naming their deities with the stars or planets” historically related to the Romans absorbing a cosmology from the Greeks, who in turn had absorbed it from the Babylonians.

    This Babylonian cosmology involved the “seven celestial bodies,” Moon, Mercury, Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. These same “seven celestial bodies” are all heavenly objects which can be seen with the human naked eye–that is without use of a telescope. The practice of astronomy and astrology began in Mesopotamia. See *Writing Science Before The Greeks: A Naturalistic Analysis Of The Babylonian Astronomical Treatise (Culture And History Of The Ancient Near East)* http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12395138-writing-science-before-the-greeks
    by Rita Watson, Wayne Horowitz.

    The Babylonian Great Gods were Sin, Nebo, Ishtar, Shammas, Nergal, Marduk, and Ninib. These seven Babylonian gods ruled over the “seven celestial bodies.”

    In Roman tradition, the rulers of the “seven celestial bodies” were Luna, Mercury, Apollo/Helius (Sol), Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn. Thus, the Romans renamed the “seven celestial bodies” with the Latin names of Roman deities: Luna, Mercury, Sol, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn.

    The Roman Goddess of beauty and love, Venus, ruled over the “celestial body” of the bright and beautiful planet, Venus, because the Romans adopted a cosmology from the Greeks which the Greeks had adopted from the Babylonians.

    This artcle also stated,”Venus is actually just the Roman name for the Greek Aphrodite.” It is true that the figure of dynamic Greek goddess of love, beauty, desire, and pleasure ultimately overshadowed the Roman, Venus, when the two goddesses were assimulated with each other. However the article mentioned nothing about the orginal nature of the Roman goddess, Venus.

    The Roman goddess, Venus, prior to absorbing attributes of the Greek Aphrodite, was originally a and protectress of gardens–a divinity of beauty and charm. The symbols of Venus included wild strawberries, herbs, pinecones, and cyprus trees. Originally only bloodless sacrifices, such as garlands of vervain, were offered at her shrines, which were situated at large stones positioned next to tall trees. During the Classical era, this winsome goddess of youthful love was assimilated into the complex figure of the Greek Aphrodite. See *The Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines*
    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/encyclopedia-of-goddesses-and-heroines-patricia-monaghan/1101461194?ean=9780313349904 by Patricia Monaghan–now an expanded two-volume set in 2009, originally published 1981 in single volume.


    • jake
      November 4, 2013

      listen m8 you dont know shit, venus is my m8s broad not some out of it gawd


  2. marvin vistal
    April 14, 2015

    I don’t have any comment, but thanks for another knowledge that I’ve learned from this article. Hope to read more…


  3. ritika
    February 27, 2016

    okay this was something amazing. got to know a lot . this is so damn interesting. i’m totally into mythologies


  4. Lennon
    July 12, 2016

    Actualy, Aphrodite was also a goddess of prostitutes.
    The temples of Aphrodite in greek, had a lot of sacred prostitutes to earn money for the temple, and bring pleasure for people life.
    The difference between aphrodite and Venus is abous empowering.
    Aphrodite was so independent, venus is a goddes under the donains of Jupter….Aphrodite was a Titan. Sister of Chronos, daughter of Uranus.
    She is the goddess of all kind of feelings.
    If you see all the Aphrodite Epiteths you will see… She is the love and also the angry, the death and life, also the love for the patlle (Areia),
    digger of graves (Aphrodite tumbhorikos), and even the killer of men (I do not remember the epiteth).
    Actualy, Aphrodite and venus are totaly different.
    Venus is a submissive goddess of love, beauty, fertility and sexuality.
    Aphrodite is Female empowering, the verb “To feel”, exagerated emotions, vicious, pleasure and also soul pleasure.


    • Lennon
      July 19, 2018

      Androphonos! The killer of men…
      Yes, my name is Lennon as well


  5. Aly
    February 2, 2018

    I’m researching Aphrodite!!


  6. Mike Smith
    August 31, 2019

    Thank you for a while hope information regarding Venice and Aphrodite. I would like to add that some reference may be made to Venus being a comet before it was a planet. Venus was the phoenix depicted on the back of a one dollar bill. The Phoenix is the Crystal from the Eye of Zeus. The red spot on Jupiter is the Eye of Zeus. Jupiter is heavenly father. The Crystal from the Eye of Zeus is the sun set to the earth by the heavenly father. IESUS Is Eye of Zeus. The 1611 king James Bible did not have the J hence Jesus is not the name of Christ.


  7. jeff
    November 4, 2019

    nice.this helped me alot for school


  8. s. saad
    November 30, 2019

    You number one


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