|Topics in Roman mythology|
|Greek/Roman myth compared|
- Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli in Aztec mythology
- Kukulcan in Maya mythology
- Vanadis in the Norse mythos
- Ushas in Vedic religion. Etymologically, Venus is cognate to Sanskrit vanas- "loveliness; longing, desire", an epitheton of Ushas, suggesting a Proto-Indo-European link.
Her cult began in Ardea and Lavinium, Latium. On August 18, 293 BC, her oldest temple was built. August 18 was then a festival called the Vinalia Rustica . On April 1, the Veneralia was celebrated in honor of Venus Verticordia , the protector against vice. On April 23 215 BC, a temple was built on the Capitol dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasum .
Julius Caesar introduced Venus Genetrix as a goddess of motherhood and domesticity.
According to German legend, Tannhäuser was a knight and poet, who found the Venusburg, or subterranean home of Venus and spent a year there enchanted by Venus.
- 'Venus Chiding Cupid for Learning to Cast Accounts' by Sir Joshua Reynolds at the Lady Lever Art Gallery