Friday, February 14, 2014

Venus & Eros

Venus was a Roman goddess principally associated with love, beauty and fertility, who played a key role in many Roman religious festivals and myths. Venus was commonly associated with the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the Etruscan deity Turan, borrowing aspects from each.

Eros was the son of Aphrodite and Ares, the Greek god of war. To the Ancient Greeks, Eros was the primordial god of sexual love and beauty, and was worshiped as a fertility deity. His Roman counterpart was Cupid ("desire"), who was also known as Amor ("love").


Venus & Eros are part of my "Simply Divine" series, and are available over at my CafePress Shop. Cupid is available in the "Holidays & Occasions" section just waiting to shoot his enchanted arrows at unsuspecting lovers.