Showing posts with label Venus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Venus. Show all posts

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Giovanni Luigi Valesio (1583-1633)...Venus Whipping Cupid with Roses...early 17th century


"love is not so easily chastised"

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Franz von Bayros... Venus...c1900

c 1900

These spirits she persuades not, nor deceives,
But none beside escape, so well she weaves
Her unseen toils; nor mortal men, nor gods
Who live secure in their unseen abodes.
She won the soul of him whose fierce delight
Is thunder--first in glory and in might.
And, as she willed, his mighty mind deceiving,
With mortal limbs his deathless limbs inweaving,
Concealed him from his spouse and sister fair,
Whom to wise Saturn ancient Rhea bare.
but in return,
In Venus Jove did soft desire awaken,
That by her own enchantments overtaken,
She might, no more from human union free,
Burn for a nursling of mortality.
For once amid the assembled Deities,
The laughter-loving Venus from her eyes


Homer's Hymn To Venus