by Bellindton J. Cayo
Before there was much talk about the Roman Goddess and planet Venus, there was the mythical Greek Goddess Aphrodite. Although they are practically the same, we will discuss Venus. So, for the time being, we have the opportunity to have this personal understanding of Venus. We may answer questions about who she was and her personality. From the beginning, things have been a bit unusual for her. She was born through asexual reproduction on her father, Uranus' side. Then, from the ocean, she rose to power and maintained her iconic status. However, she was most notable and remained a symbol of love and beauty. Various groups of people looked to her for guidance and her help since her love and passion for living her most beautiful life inspired many to follow in her ways.
As much as she inspired many to love and be beautiful, love has had its ugly twists within her life. She had a couple of ups and downs, from a failed prearranged marriage to some love affairs. Despite those tough life-lessons, Venus always found a way to let her love prevail in each situation. In one form or another, that was her primary source of power. Since Venus was considered by many to be the most beautiful, she was extremely desirable. Some have fought and made sacrifices for her love. Throughout the ages, songs and poems have been written about her by numerous songwriters and poets. Other than the romantic aspect of her, Venus also supported those who were less popular. Even though the red light district was typical in those days, not everyone tolerated its presence. As a patron of the redlight district, she protected her servants. Venus would come to her servants' aid when others violated a service's terms and conditions. While working that sort of job, having a Goddess by one's side might have been the best type of "scammers'insurance."
In modern times, she is probably the type to shake up this world while being her best. Given the kind of industries she is known to be involved in, Venus would probably have it rough coming up. However, that would not stop her from making her mark. Nowadays, many people use social media in their pursuit of financial success. No different, Venus could very well use her platform as an Instagram model to introduce millions of followers to her beauty and cosmetic line. After her cosmetic brand takes off, she would become a household name. Plus, she has an influential team to back her up. Thirst trap put them on the map. Venus' deep connection to nature is a crucial part of her development. One of the main focus behind Venus' brand is to make people feel beautiful in their natural skin. Now even men can feel refined in their skin with her new acne gel product for both men and women. What an impressive woman, huh. She holds her own, and She makes the time to look her best. Without a doubt, if she walks in a crowded room right now, at least one guy gets a C- 5 adjustments trying to get a great look at her. After a while, all that attention must get exhausting. Besides her fabulous looks, she always shows up to prove that she can be the best, even though some things do not always work out.
Each time she is ready to let go of the pain from a past relationship, whichever new guy she is with tend to remind her of that past. She is a smart woman, but her mixed feelings get the best of her for the worst. Deep down, what Venus stands for means so much more because she takes pride in doing what she does best, even when she has her ups and downs, things eventually work out for her. She seems like the kind of person who would make someone feel better about themselves if that person was feeling down. At this point, most of us just hope everything works out for her and her new man. A lot of us are rooting for her. As for her new man, he had some challenges, but so have she. Last time we checked, he's getting a fresh start in life and ready to build a life-long relationship. Surprisingly enough, he doesn't judge her past and choices in men.
When it boils down between the former and latter ideal of women empowerment, the concept of Venus has evolved but maintained the core principle of patronage to womanhood and prosperity in all things beautiful. Despite the moral challenges others impose on Venus, her love trumps all opposing bias agendas. It was through common ground that Venus brought a community of lovers and patrons together, but it is because she was not afraid to be or accept those who are different that has made her an inspiration for beauty.
Want to read a modern adaptation of the love story about Venus and Adonis?
Check out "La traverse" by Bellindton J. Cayo.