The Bathing Venus , bronze interpretation of the statue of Venus (17th century), Barsanti collection, National museum of Palazzo Venezia, Rome.
Venus (or Aphrodite) was considered the goddess oflove and beauty. On her birth there are several myths, such as that of Homer according to which she was the daughter of Zeus and the nymph Dione, or the legend that saw her emerge from the foam of the sea in spring. Wife of Hephaestus (or Vulcan) was considered the accidental cause of the Trojan war.
The Goddess was revered by sailors because it was believed to make the sea calm, she had the ability to make the land enchanting because from her gait, according to Greek and Roman mythology, flowers and plants were born. Often depicted by artists such as Botticelli
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