Venus was the goddess of love in Roman religion and whose functions encompassed love, beauty, desire, sex, fertility, prosperity and victory.
Symbols: Rose Parents: Caelus Consort:Mars and Vulcan Children: Cupid and Aeneas Festivals: Veneralia Other Names:Venus Cloacina, Venus Genetrix, Venus Victrix Greek equivalent:Aphrodite
In Roman mythology, she was the ancestor of the Roman people through her son, Aeneas, who survived the fall of Troy and fled to Italy. Julius Caesar claimed her as his ancestor. Venus was central to many religious festivals and was revered in Roman religion under numerous cult titles.