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Venus And Her satellites :: William Etty

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William Etty (1787-1849) Venus And Her satellites

Oil on panel (80.6 x 111 cm)( 31,7 x 43,6 inch ) Private collection

Submitted by: marina51

Published: 26.03.2010



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April 24, 2015


Venus in Roman mythology was originally the goddess of spring and gardens, perhaps a personification of the concept venia - the mercy of the gods. In some cities, the Italian was honored as Frutis. Due to the popularity of legends about Aeneas (see. AENEAS), became identified with his legendary mother, Aphrodite (see. Aphrodite), the goddess of love and beauty, especially revered as the patron of the descendants of Aeneas - Romans. According to its famous temple in Sicily on Mount Eryx bore the epithet [Expand]


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