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Divine birth: Aphrodite born from the foam of the sea

The goddess of love, lust, and lasciviousness, Aphrodite (Venus) rose naked from the sea, her DNA reputedly derived from the discarded organs of her cruelly gelded grandfather Uranus. Each year she is admired in her dishabille by throngs of tourist visiting the Uffizi museum in Florence. The birth of Venus, 1496 Sandro Boticelli Uffizi Gallery, […]