Birth of Venus
This painting shows Venus Goddess (Aphrodite) after her birth, when she had emerged from the sea fully-grown
It is a painting by the Italian artist Sandro Botticelli, probably made in 1480s.
(Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy)
By the ancient Babylonians Venus planet was associated to Ishtar, the goddess of womanhood and love.
All of the planets, except for Earth, were named after Greek and Roman gods and goddesses.
Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus and Mercury were given their names thousands of years ago.
Venus is the second planet from the Sun.
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