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JOURNAL 2007

Following a white hart

Exploring myth & meaning

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SPRING 2007

The gift of fire

Index 2007

Sisyphus and the rock

The flight of Icarus

The myth of Pegasus

The quest of Perseus

The chariot of the sun

The birth of Venus

The gift of fire

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THE BIRTH OF VENUS

Throughout the ages, stories with certain basic themes have recurred over and over, in widely disparate cultures; emerging like the goddess Venus from the sea of our unconscious.
Joan Vinge (b. 1948), writer

According to Roman mythology, Venus is the Roman goddess of love, fertility and beauty. The castration of her father Uranus by her brother Cronus fertilized the ocean and from the fertile waters Venus arose. Artistic interpretations of her birth do not typically depict the actual birth but the moment when Venus arrives at the shores of Paphos (Cyprus) in a shell.

The birth of Venus. 1912. Museum of Modern Art, New York City; The birth of Venus. 1910. The birth of Venus. 1912.

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