Some say Venus, the goddess of love,
might have been one of the daughters of Jupiter, king of all the
gods. But the truth is that nobody really knows who her father and
mother were, or even if she had a father and mother. She simply
appeared one day. The gods were magical. Anything could happen!
was married. Her husband was the mighty god Vulcan. Vulcan
was the son of Jupiter and Juno, king and queen of the gods. Venus,
as the goddess of love, was powerful in her own right. But she was
also powerful because her in-laws were the king and queen of the
gods. Venus had a son. His name was Cupid. Venus was one of the Dei
Consentes, the Roman Council of 12, the 12 major gods in ancient
about Venus show that she could
be kind or merciless. To be fair to Venus, she was not at all like Mars, the
god of war. Mars loved to cause pain and havoc just for the fun of
it. Venus only caused havoc accidentally, or if you did
something that angered her.
For example, if you believe the old
myths, it was not a quarrel over land or goods, but was instead
Venus' vanity that caused the Trojan War. To find out what happened,
read the story of Venus and the Queen.
and the Queen
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