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Myths about Venus

There are several interesting myths associated with the planet Venus. While Venus was the goddess of beauty to the Romans, Venus was the god of warfare to the Mayans. A volcano on Venus is also named after a Norse god!
Maya astronomers had a remarkably accurate knowledge of the apparent motion of <a href="/venus/venus.html&edu=high">Venus</a>. They knew on what day Venus would appear again in the east after it had disappeared in the west. Venus, the morning star, was the patron planet of warfare.<p><small><em>Image courtesy of Windows to the Universe</em></small></p>

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