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60 Adorations for Venus

Salvete!

I’ve seen some blog posts about adorations to deities, and I thought that this was a wonderful idea to do.  Not only does this help with learning their epithets, it can also help bring one more close to them, spiritually.

I decided to do my first set to the goddess Venus as the month of April has some festivals dedicated to her, including the Veneralia on the 1st.  I wouldn’t call her a patron, but I have had an interesting experience with her.  Like the Greek Aphrodite, Venus often gets flack for being sort of a dumb blond, a bimbo if you will.  This is really sad, because it is NOT the way that she should be seen.  Like all the gods and goddesses, she is incredibly complex, and seeing her in the former way is, well, not cool.  As a severe understatement.

Sorry about the mini rant.

Anyway, I did 60 adorations: partly because she has so many epithets, and partly because the numbers 6 and 12 are sacred to her.  In games of dice that were popular in ancient Rome, rolling two six’s was called a “Lucky Venus”.  Here they are!

To Venus

  • I adore you, Heavenly One.
  • I adore you, Bald One.
  • I adore you, Hairy One.
  • I adore you, Purifier.
  • I adore you, Goddess of Eryx.
  • I adore you, Goddess of Prostitutes.
  • I adore you, Lucky One.
  • I adore you, Mother of the Roman People.
  • I adore you, Goddess with the Pretty Bottom.
  • I adore you, Free One.
  • I adore you, Goddess of Fertility.
  • I adore you, Goddess of the Funeral.
  • I adore you, Passionate One.
  • I adore you, Goddess of the Myrtle.
  • I adore you, Graceful One.
  • I adore you, Sea-Born One.
  • I adore you, Indulgent One.
  • I adore you, Patroness of Pompey.
  • I adore you, Patroness of Sulla.
  • I adore you, Patroness of Caesar.
  • I adore you, Changer of Hearts.
  • I adore you, Forceful One.
  • I adore you, Lover of Anchises.
  • I adore you, Consort of Vulcanus.
  • I adore you, Mother of Cupidus.
  • I adore you, Lover of Mavors.
  • I adore you, Mother of Aeneas.
  • I adore you, Goddess of Horses.
  • I adore you, Goddess of April.
  • I adore you, Lover of Beauty.
  • I adore you, Victorious One.
  • I adore you, Cruel One.
  • I adore you, Killer of Men.
  • I adore you, Deceptive One.
  • I adore you, Golden One.
  • I adore you, War-Like One.
  • I adore you, Goddess of Foul Odors.
  • I adore you, Lover of Laughter.
  • I adore you, Whisperer.
  • I adore you, Spectator.
  • I adore you, Talented One.
  • I adore you, Bold One.
  • I adore you, Goddess of Chastity.
  • I adore you, Who is Fond of Vanilla.
  • I adore you, Goddess of the Spring.
  • I adore you, Goddess of Roses.
  • I adore you, Goddess with Spread Legs.
  • I adore you, Goddess with Beautiful Eyes.
  • I adore you, Blond-Haired One.
  • I adore you, Who is Seated on a Goat.
  • I adore you, Goddess of Good Navigation.
  • I adore you, Natural One.
  • I adore you, Honest One.
  • I adore you, Who Dwells in Gardens.
  • I adore you, To Whom the Swan is Sacred.
  • I adore you, To Whom the Dove is Sacred.
  • I adore you, Player of Dice.
  • I adore you, Shapely One.
  • I adore you, O Friend.
  • I adore you, Goddess of Love.
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