Burning like a silver flame: The Mother of Rome and the Patroness of ancient Wine Festivals (reblog)

Originally the early Latin goddess of vegetation, a patroness of vineyards and gardens, Venus became deliberately associated with the Greek Goddess Aphrodite and assumed many of her aspects. The name of Venus then became interchangeable with Aphrodite as most of the tales of these two goddesses are identical. However, like every Roman gods with their Greek counterparts, there were differences. Venus arguably became more popular in ancient Rome, and became more ingrained in the city life. She took on the aspect of a gracious Mother Goddess full of pure love as well as assuming the divine responsibility for domestic bliss and procreation.

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4 thoughts on “Burning like a silver flame: The Mother of Rome and the Patroness of ancient Wine Festivals (reblog)

  1. ceridwensilverhart

    Fascinating! I didn’t know that Venus has a different identity before the importation of Aphrodite. Plants and fertility are often connected symbolically, but it seems like the symbolism of Venus post-Aphrodite wasn’t just fertility.

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