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Venus is my favorite goddess, and it's not because she's the goddess of love or because she invented surfing (remember the clamshell?), it's because in the midst of chaos, death, despair and drudgery, Venus said yes to life.
Mount Olympus was not an easy place. When Venus arrived there she was totally new and totally friendless. The goddesses hated her and the gods just wanted to sleep with her. Classic pretty girl dilemma. Zeus said "Here, you have to marry my most unattractive and boring son." Did she marry him? Yes. Did he make her awesome jewelry? Yes. Was it a happy marriage. No. So did Venus go off and have a ton of affairs? Yes, but she acted no differently than the gods and was the only goddess who chose a life that was not based on either virginity or jealous shrewery. She made choices. Those choices were sometimes bad, but they belonged to her.
Everywhere Venus went she showered people in love and romance. Did this lead to a few wars? Yes. Did this lead to violence, murder, and suicide? Yes. But all those things would have happened with or without Venus. At least Venus used the weaponry at her disposal to say, "Wake up, people! This is your one life! Live is boldly. Take action. Don't just sit around "blah, blah, woe is me. My wife gave birth to a satyr." Go! Live! Guaranteed: You will spend most of your time on this planet dead. Make the most of life while you can and see life for the miracle that it is. Live. Love. Now.
Channel this goddess: Today! Everyday! Live. Love. Now.
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