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Venus and Adonis
Venus and Adonis

Cinyras in Venus and Adonis

Cinyras is Adonis' dad … and grandpa. You see, Adonis' mom, Myrrha, fell in love with her own father. She even managed to trick her father into sleeping with her, and that's how she conceived Adonis. Cinyras, though, was an innocent victim. When he realized what he had done, he was completely horrified.

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