Venus, The Roman Goddess Of Love, is also known as Aphrodite in Greek Mythology. Venus was born of the Sea and the Sky. She was honored as the Mother of the Roman people. Julius Caesar was said to have linked his lineage to Venus. Her mortal born son, by Anchises, was Aeneas. Aeneas was the founder of the great city of Rome. There are still shrines to Venus and Aphrodite existing in the Mediterranean Region to this day. Each year the city of Venice, named for Venus, celebrates the marriage of their city to Venus.
Venus serves as inspiration to many great works of art, including the statue of Venus De Milo in the Louvre and the great painting, The Birth of Venus, by Botticelli. It is the Goddess Venus who inspires people to love one another and to celebrate the rites of Marriage. She is also associated with the rites of Spring and Fertility. Though there are many other great Goddesses associated with Love, Venus reigns as the supreme Goddess Of Love.