Venus and Adonis
Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory in Venus and Adonis
Sometimes, there’s more to a myth than meets the eye
Cupid's arrow is one of the most widely recognized symbols there is. Cupid and his arrows are all over sappy, cheesy Valentine's Day cards, and we all know that when Cupid strikes with his golden...
After Adonis is killed by the wild boar, Venus creates the anemone flower from his blood. To some, this flower has come to represent the goddess's short-lived lover. This particular flower seems li...
Adonis, himself, has become a symbol of male attractiveness. We talk all about this in "Characters: Adonis."