You may think that the goddess of love is Venus or Aphrodite when they are actually the same goddess! The goddess Aphrodite is the Greek and known as the goddess of love and Venus is her Roman counterpart. The only other difference is in the name. If you think the God of Love is Cupid, and he is Aphrodite’s son; you would be wrong! Cupid is the son of Venus; again you have a different name! There are a number of variations to how the gods and goddesses were born and how they lived including the way they are worshipped. Notice that the Roman Gods have names of planets such as: Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, and Uranus, mother Earth, Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Pluto. (Encarta, 2009).
I believe that it is easy to see how the Ancient Greek and Roman Gods felt and they have the same types of emotions as we do. The exception to this is; their emotions seemed to be stronger than ours and their reactions were far greater. They used their powers and strengths to benefit themselves and their desires; not the people that served them. Jealousy is seen in some of the stories; like that of Zeus (Jupiter) and... [continues]
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