Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Myths and Legends: Venus Tries to Detain Adonis

Venus Tries to Detain Adonis. To find out more about Adonis, the lover of Venus, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

Venus, the goddess of love (Greek Aphrodite), and Adonis was her lover. Adonis was an avid hunter but Venus feared for his safely; here you can see her trying to prevent him from going hunting. Adonis disregarded Venus's warnings - and during the hunt, he was killed by a wild boar.

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