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submitted by MARY CONOMOS on 05.11.2007

Debussy - L'embarquement pour Cythere

Claude Debussy (1862-1918).
Claude Debussy's 'Island of Joy," (originally 'L'embarquement pour Cythere -after Watteau) was composed for piano 1904

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submitted by Jim Tzannes on 27.12.2005

Gaia, Uranos, Kronos, Aphrodite.

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Gaia

Gaia (Lat. terra: "The earth") was the first being, who appeared out of the chaos.

In the theory of Hesiod, Gaia was the first being, who appeared out of the chaos together with Tartaros (underworld), Nyx (night), Erebos (darkness) und Eros (ghost of love). Without the help of a man she created her sons Uranos (heaven) and Pontos (ocean).

She fused with her son Uranos, and bore the titans, ...

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submitted by Jim Tzannes on 19.08.2005

Excellent Myths site.

Particularly for APHRODITE

http://web.uvic.ca/grs/bowman/myth/gods/aphrodite_t.html

Aphrodite governs desire and sexuality. She is also known as Cytherea, Cypris, and Venus (Roman). She is often pictured with a sceptre or a mirror.

Direct Links to the following texts which reference Aphrodite.

Texts

Birth

Apollodorus 1.3.1


Hesiod: Theogony 195


Homer: Iliad 5.363

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submitted by George Poulos on 12.04.2009

Barbarossa. References to the infamous pirate from the web.

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http://www.cindyvallar.com/havens2.html

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submitted by George Poulos on 10.06.2004

Alexandre Cabanel's - Birth of Venus

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Although I have never fully understood why; this is my favourite picture of the Kytherian goddess Aphrodite.

It depicts the moment of her birth, after the genitals of Ouranos have fallen into the sea. See the "Birth of Cytherea" entry, by Alexandra Ermolaeff, in this section, for a more detailed explanation of the myth.

Alexandre Cabanel was born in Mont Pellier, France, in 1823. He studied painting under ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 28.09.2004

Venus - the PLANET - Facts and stats

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Venus with Visible and Radar Illumination
Target Name: Venus
Spacecraft: Mariner 10, Magellan
Produced by: Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright: © 2000 Calvin J. Hamilton
Date Released: 16 November 2000

Venus, the jewel of the sky, was once know by ancient astronomers as the morning star and evening star. Early astronomers once thought Venus to be two separate ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 09.06.2004

Venus - the PLANET - Venusian landscape - Gula Mons and Crater Cunitz

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Gula Mons and Crater Cunitz
Target Name: Venus
Spacecraft: Magellan
Produced by: NASA/JPL
Copyright: NASA Copyright Free Policy
Cross Reference: P38720

Venus, the PLANET, was named after the Romanised version of Kythera's goddess - Aphrodite.

I regard Venus as Kythera's planet.

It is fitting that the occurence of the transit of Venus across the face ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 10.06.2004

Venus - the PLANET - pelican in motion, across the face of the rising sun, with the planet Venus, as seen from Flagler Beach Pier in Daytona Beach, Daytona, USA.

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Venus, the PLANET, was named after the Romanised version of Kythera's goddess - Aphrodite.

I regard Venus as Kythera's planet.

It is fitting that the occurence of the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun, [Jun 8, 2004], has focused the attention of the entire world onto Kythera's planet.

A pelican is in motion, across ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 09.06.2004

Venus - the PLANET - from Sydney, Australia.

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submitted by George Poulos on 09.06.2004

Venus - the PLANET - seven-year-old Jodie McGowan, of Artarmon, (Australia, has her turn at the telescope at Sydney's Observatory Hill.

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Venus, the PLANET, was named after the Romanised version of Kythera's goddess - Aphrodite.

I regard Venus as Kythera's planet.

It is fitting that the occurence of the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun, [Jun 8, 2004], has focused the attention of the entire world onto Kythera's planet. ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 09.06.2004

Venus - the PLANET - crowds gather at the Melbourne Observatory, Australia, to gain a unique view of the Transit of Venus through the telescope.

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Venus, the PLANET, was named after the Romanised version of Kythera's goddess - Aphrodite.

I regard Venus as Kythera's planet.

It is fitting that the occurence of the Transit of Venus across the face of the Sun, [Jun 8, 2004], has focused the attention of the entire world onto Kythera's planet.

In this photograph by Michael Clayton-Jones, ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 09.06.2004

Venus - the PLANET - the Transit of Venus, 8th Jun 2004, looking East across the River in Manhattan, United States of America.

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Venus, the PLANET, was named after the Romanised version of Kythera's goddess - Aphrodite.

I regard Venus as Kythera's planet.

It is fitting that the occurence of the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun, has focused the attention of the entire world onto Kythera's planet.

This photograph depicts the transit of Venus, 8th Jun 2004, ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 09.06.2004

Venus - the PLANET - Transit of Venus [Jun 8, 2004] - the view across the Sydney Harbour Bridge

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"Its a pretty big turnout for a dot..."

Venus, the PLANET, was named after the Romanised version of Kythera's goddess - Aphrodite.

I regard Venus as Kythera's planet.

It is fitting that the occurence of the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun, has focused the attention of the entire world onto Kythera's planet.

The above is a very clever photograph taken ...

History > Myths and Legends

submitted by George Poulos on 09.06.2004

Venus - the PLANET - named after Kythera's goddess

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Venus, the PLANET, was named after the Romanised version of Kythera's goddess - Aphrodite.

I regard Venus as Kythera's planet.

It is fitting that the occurence of the Transit of Venus across the face of the Sun, (Jun 8, 2004), has focused the attention of the entire world onto Kythera's planet.

This is a NASA photograph of Venus.

Hemispheric View of Venus Centered at 0 Degrees ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 10.06.2004

IONIAN - origin of the word from mythology

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Detail of a Greek red-figure stamnos: the cow Io, Hermes, and Argus. Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum. Photo: Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY.

The name Ionian dates back at least to the 6th century BC, but confusingly has nothing to do with ancient Ionia in Asia Minor, which was named after Apollo's son ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 13.04.2004

Homers Odyssey and Kythera

Odysseus derives from Kythera's island neighbour in the eptanissia - Ithica.

Odysseus journey kept him from his wife and family.

He is considered "cursed" - destined to constantly wander the earth.

In Book Nine of Homer's Odyssey, entitled New Coasts and Poseidon's Son in Robert Fitzgerald's translation, Panther (paperback), 1971 - between an adventure with the Kikones, who kill many of Odysseus's men, and arriving at the land of the Lotus Eaters, Odysseus ...

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submitted by Alexandra Ermolaeff on 02.08.2003

The Birth of Cytherea (Aphrodite) in Hesiod's 'Theogony' (8th Century BCE)

In Western culture Kythera is connected to a literary archive of idealised representations of the feminine, exotic, beautiful and desirable. This connection finds its origin in ancient Greek mythology, where Kythera is the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of desire and beauty. Subsequently, Kythera via Aphrodite has provided a rich source for artists as diverse as the poet Charles Baudelaire and painter Jean-Antoine Wattaeu.

One of the earliest literary accounts of Kythera is found ...

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submitted by Alexandra Ermolaeff on 02.08.2003

Pilgrimage to Cythera

In Western culture Kythera is connected to a literary archive of idealised representations of the feminine, exotic, beautiful and desirable. This connection finds its origin in ancient Greek mythology, where Kythera is the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of desire and beauty.

The ‘Journey to Kythera’ is a passage that has appeared allegorically in the visual arts, a case in point Jean-Antoine Watteau’s seminal oil paintings 'The Embarkation for Cythera' (1717, Musee du ...

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submitted by Alexandra Ermolaeff on 02.08.2003

The Embarkation for Cythera

In Western culture Kythera is connected to a literary archive of idealised representations of the feminine, exotic, beautiful and desirable. This connection finds its origin in ancient Greek mythology, where Kythera is the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of desire and beauty.

The ‘Journey to Kythera’ is a passage that has appeared allegorically in the visual arts, a case in point Jean-Antoine Watteau’s seminal oil paintings 'The Embarkation for Cythera' (1717, Musee du ...

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submitted by Site Administrator on 16.06.2003

Agios Kosmas

Not far from Drymonas is a private church called Agios Kosmas, which was formally the site of a monastery about which little is known. Local people believe that in 1820 the clergy of this monastery decided to build a new church - the present Agios Kosmas - to replace a much older church which had been destroyed and the remains of which are still visible. One of the monks embarked on an overseas fundraising trip which took him to Constantinople. There he met with many Kytherians and other Christians. ...