In ancient Greek religion and mythology, the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility was Aphrodite. She was one of the 12 chief gods who lived on Mount Olympus. The Romans identified her with their goddess Venus.

Goddess of love and beauty

Aphrodite is also known as Cytherea (Lady of Cytherea) and Cypris (Lady of Cyprus) after the two cult sites, Cythera and Cyprus, which claimed to be her place of birth.Myrtle, doves, sparrows, hornes, and swans were said to be sacred to her.