In one, it commemorates the virtuous offer by Roman matrons of their own hair to make bowstrings during a siege of Rome. Views Read Edit View history. As Venus Genetrix, she was worshiped as the mother by Anchises of the hero Aeneas, the founder of the Roman people; as Venus Felix, the bringer of good fortune; as Venus Victrix, the bringer of victory; and as Venus Verticordia, the protector of feminine chastity. Archived from the original PDF on
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Venus on seashell, from the Casa della Venere in conchiglia, Pompeii. Because of her association with love and with feminine beauty, the goddess Venus has been a favourite subject in art since ancient times; notable representations include the statue known as the Venus de Milo c.