Some say Venus' parents were unknown, and that
she was born of sea foam. Others, like the poet Homer, said she was
the daughter of the mighty Jupiter,
king of all the gods.
However she was born, Venus was
the goddess of love and beauty. She was an essential element of many
Legend says that Venus 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. Venus only caused havoc accidentally, or if you did something that truly 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 Venus
and the Queen.
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