The word “venus” comes from the Latin word for “vegetable.”
It means “golden.”
The word Venus was added to Greek mythology by the Roman Emperor Constantine, who was said to have made the goddesses the wives of the gods.
The Greek god of love, Aphrodite, was said in some versions to have given birth to Venus and Aphrodites, the mother of Aphrodotus, as well as to Dionysus, who became the son of Zeus.
In another version, Zeus had his daughter, Andromeda, give birth to a new Venus after she and Aphroditos, the daughter of Poseidon, were separated by Zeus’ death.
The name Venus has been the object of several attempts to create a statue of the goddess.
The first attempt came from Greek artist Panaxos of Syracuse in the 2nd century BCE.
In his statue, Zeus is depicted with a bow and arrow, holding a spear and the spearhead.
Another Greek sculpture, the statue of Aphrodes, was completed in Rome in 517 BCE.
Another bronze statue of Venus, the one at the Museum of Fine Arts in New York City, was commissioned in 1829 by the New York State Legislature.
The statue was then displayed in the Statehouse until it was destroyed in 1929 by a fire.
A statue of Roman Emperor Nero was erected in 1877, but it was burned down by the Italian government in 1923.
In 1928, a statue was erected by American artist Frederick Law Olmsted at the State Capitol in Albany.
In 1937, a bronze statue was placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian in Denver, Colorado.
The sculptor had the statue painted with a red hue.
The American Indian statue was moved to the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
In 1957, an American Indian sculpture was placed in front of the Capitol by the National Park Service.
In 1959, a new statue of a female Native American was erected at the White House.
The Statue of Liberty, a New York-based sculptor, was also commissioned by the United States to be a permanent feature in the National Capital Building.
In 1966, a marble statue of an African-American man was erected on the National Register of Historic Places.
In 1983, a second statue was constructed at the Capitol, but that statue was destroyed by fire in 1989.
In 1994, a third statue was built, this one of a white man.
A Greek sculptor in 1974, completed a bronze replica of the statue in a bronze sculpture.
The sculpture was destroyed when fire tore through the sculpture.
In 1996, a plaque was placed at the National Capitol in Washington commemorating the 150th anniversary of the U.S. declaration of independence from Great Britain.
The plaque was a message of support for the U-S-A treaty that granted the United Nations control of the entire continent.