Venus born of blood

Venus born of blood
And sea foam is suspended
Beneath the dark clouds
Of the predawn sky—unseen—
Her father’s threatening presence

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The Mutilation of Uranus by Saturn: fresco by Giorgio Vasari and Cristofano Gherardi, c. 1560 (Sala di Cosimo I, Palazzo Vecchio)

The Mutilation of Uranus by Saturn: fresco by Giorgio Vasari and Cristofano Gherardi, c. 1560 (Sala di Cosimo I, Palazzo Vecchio)

Depth Charge: Cronus, one of Uranus’ sons, castrated and killed his father at the instigation of his mother. According to one version of the myth, Aphrodite/Venus was born when the blood from Uranus’ mutilated genitals mixed with sea foam. These days Venus and Uranus are spending some quality father-daughter time together in the early morning sky. #TraditionalFamilyValues

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