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The planet Venus is named after the goddess of beauty in ancient myths, though it has been named among various peoples differently. Ancient Greeks called it Aphrodite, the goddess of fertility. For Babylonians this planet was the mistress of gods and the goddess of love, fertility and war. The Chinese also considered it a beautiful white spot. With these interpretations, we conclude that Venus has been a symbol of love and beauty since the beginning of civilization. The Greeks living on the island of Cythera, who worshiped Aphrodite, often used the term Cytherean, meaning “related to Aphrodite” for referring to planets. This is an adjective that is used instead of the phrase “related to Venus”.