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Aphrodite (Venus) Gossip

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In Romance languages (languages based on Latin), Friday is named after the goddess of love (source). The Romans called her Venus, and the connection to her is still clear in Spanish (Friday = viernes), Italian (venerdì), and French (vendredi).

Have your ever seen a super bright start shining in the evening or morning? Well, that's no star at all – it's the planet Venus, named after you-know-who (source).

The goddess of love doesn't only have a planet, she's also got an asteroid named after her: 1388 Aphrodite (source).

Operation Aphrodite was the code name for a secret World War II operation in which the US Air Force bombed Normandy, France. President John F. Kennedy's brother died during the mission (source).

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