Trivia Crack Answer: Aphrodite
About the Venus de Milo
The Venus de Milo is believed to represent the goddess Aphrodite. “Venus” is the Roman name for the Greek goddess “Aphrodite,” who was the god of love. The Venus de Milo is named for where it was discovered, on the Greek island of Milo, or Milos. The Venus de Milo was found by a farmer in the buried ruins of an ancient Greek city. The statue’s arms were lost, along with the base that it originally stood upon. When the Venus de Milo came into the possession of the French, the statue was placed in the Louvre, where it grew in fame as the epitome of female beauty and one of the masterpieces of classical sculpture. Aphrodite (or Venus), in Greek mythology, was born from the foaming waves of the ocean, as represented in another famous piece of art, “The Birth of Venus” by Botticelli. Venus was known to be capricious, spiteful, and jealous as well as beautiful. The famous poem “The Iliad” begins with the three goddesses Hera, Aphrodite (Venus), and Athena asking a young shepherd named Paris to choose which one is the most beautiful. Each goddess offers him different bribes, with Venus offering Paris the most beautiful woman in the world if he chooses her. Paris chooses Venus, and subsequently kidnaps the women Helen with Venus’ help. The Venus de Milo is famous for its lack of arms, which has been parodied in many pieces of media.