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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 month ago

T or F: Aphrodite was real, and she became the planet Venus?

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  • 1 month ago

    its true according to some historians

  • D g
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    THE  PLANET  VENUS  was just named after the  GOD  

    MARS  was named after   the war god  because it was  RED  and that represented blood   

  • Fred
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Just what part of "Greek Mythology" do you fail to understand?

  • 1 month ago

    Our earliest records show that the two planets closer to the Sun, Mercury & Venus, actually had different names when seen in the morning or evening.  Sometime around the time of Thales it was recognized each was a single body, and one name was thereafter used.  Western Europe being dominated by Rome for centuries, the Latin names for all five visible planets come from Latin.  NONE are named for real people.  While not all moons are named from Latin, or even Greek nowadays, they also are not named for real people.  The only celestial objects named for real people are some asteroids (e.g. check asteroid 4897 on Wikipedia), and comets that are often named for their discoverers.

    Note:  buying star names is a scam. 

    Source(s): Professor of Astronomy for 34 years
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  • 1 month ago

    The planet (under whatever name - including Lucifer) existed well before the first human on Earth.

    The person who inspired the mythological goddess Aphrodite may have been real. Her story got magnified over centuries, until the cultural conscience had her depicted as a goddess. The "original" (?) model could have been the Phoenician goddess Astarte. I use quotes for "original" since the Phoenicians often based their own theologies on more ancient cultures.

    I does not really matter who the original model was (probably some king's daughter), because the planet existed well before any humans.

    Therefore, the answer to your question is F.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes, right after she had bad fish tacos.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    False. First, Aphrodite wasn't real. She is a mythological Greek goddess. 

    Moreover, she didn't become the planet Venus. If any mythological god had become the planet Venus, it would've been the Roman goddess Venus, who also wasn't real. While the mythological Roman goddess Venus was plagiarized by the Romans from Greek mythology's goddess Aphrodite, they aren't actually one and the same, like in Greek mythology, Hermes falls in love with Aphrodite and they beget Hermaphrodite, who has both male and female genitalia and from which the medical term "hermaphroditism" for the condition of children being born with both male and female genitalia is derived, but in Roman mythology, Mercury, who is the Roman counterpart of Hermes, never falls in love with Venus and Venus, neither with Mercury or anyone else, ever bears a child with both male and female genitalia.

    By analogy, if I were to plagiarize a fictional character from a book you wrote, but gave the character a different name and change some of the backstory so that it becomes a similar character based on your character, the two characters aren't actually one and the same, not that that would protect me from you suing me and quite possibly winning. 

    At any rate, Aphrodite is Aphrodite and Venus is Venus, Venus being a fictional character based on the fictional character Aphrodite in a very plagiaristic way, albeit not completely identical way. 

    HOWEVER, the mythological Roman goddess Venus didn't become the planet Venus, not literally, not figuratively, and not fictionally in Roman mythology. The planet Venus was named after the mythological Roman goddess Venus in 1790 by astronomer Johann Schroter. That was 2,400 years after the Romans codified the myth of the Roman goddess Venus and her surrounding mythos and nearly 1,477 years after the Romans converted to Christianity and so utterly abandoned the mythological pantheon of gods and goddesses it plagiarized and then adapted from the Greeks. Therefore, the ancient story of Venus in Roman mythology never has her turning into the planet we now call Venus or any other heavenly body, but rather the planet Venus being named after the ancient and archaic Roman goddess Venus is a modern-day advent and any story that might try to link the Roman myth of Venus to the planet we call Venus would be purely apocryphal, not actually Roman mythology or part of the actual Roman myth of Venus.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Oh dear.                                                                             .

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    False, that’s just a Greek folklore.

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No.  Of course not.  Don't be ridiculous.

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