This weeks top of the heap: Best Greek and Roman Gods/ Goddesses
|Helen of Troy; painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1863|
|Symbol for fertility|
Here's a bit about Venus:
She is the goddess who represents beauty, fertility, and desire. Known as Aphrodite in Greek Mythology, Venus was born of the Sea and Sky. She was honored as the Mother of the Roman people. Venus enchants anyone who sees her and inspires feelings of love wherever she goes.
Lizzy: I have always had a strong connection to the ocean and water in general. Swimming is one of my favorite activities, and I feel like a mermaid as I glide through the water. After I read The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan, I became a big fan of Greek mythology. The god that I think is the best is Poseidon because he gets to rule the water. How cool would that be! After all, our planet is made up of 70% water! Poseidon's power is amazing and his trident is awesome. I would love to live under the sea with a wide variety of creatures and have the water all around me. ~ L
Here's a bit about Poseidon, the Greek God of Water: Poseidon is the Greek god of the sea. A son of Cronus and Rhea, he is one of six siblings who eventually divide the power of the world. His brothers and sisters include: Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Zeus. The division of the universe involved him and his brothers, Zeus and Hades. Poseidon became the ruler of the sea, Zeus ruled the sky, and Hades became the ruler of the underworld.
|Photo by Jean Guichard|