Art, Mythology: Venus disarms Mars

Mars, god of war, is sent into a deep sleep by Venus, goddess of love as a result of their lovemaking. Even Pan's children, the satyrs, can not wake Mars as they play with his weapons. His weapons have become playthings, as he is naked and disarmed. Love has the power to conquer war.


Sandro Botticelli, Venus and Mars, ca. 1485

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