noun Classical Mythology.
Aphrodite, worshiped in Cyprus as the goddess of sexual love.
Is Friday Named After A Goddess With A Chariot Pulled By Cats?In a world that knows too many details about unimportant matters, one would think that our collective expertise could be certain about something as essential as the days of the week. There is, however, a scholarly (and let's face it, Marvel fan) debate regarding which goddess of love in Norse mythology is the namesake of “Friday.”
Where Does the Month of June Get Its Name?For students and teachers alike, June is often their favorite month. School’s out, and the days are long. But where did the first month of summer get its name? In Old English, this month was often referred to as simply “midsummer month.” It also may have been called “sere-month,” meaning “dry and withered,” though this term may have meant June, July or August. Where does …
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