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Venus had been [[forced to marry]] [[Vulcan]], but she did not love him because of his [[deformity]] and general [[unsightliness]]. Venus had been [[forced to marry]] [[Vulcan]], but she did not love him because of his [[deformity]] and general [[unsightliness]].
-Their sons include [[Eros]], [[Phobos]] and [[Deimos]].+Venus and Mars are said to have begotten [[Eros]], [[Phobos]] and [[Deimos]].
==Full story== ==Full story==
-[[Vulcan]] is married to [[Venus]], but she does not love him because he is [[deformed]] and, as a result, is [[cheating]] on him with [[Mars]].+[[Vulcan]] was given [[Venus]]’s hand in marriage by [[Zeus]] in order to prevent conflict over her between the other gods.
-[[Hephaestus]], being the most [[unfaltering]] of the gods, was given [[Aphrodite]]’s hand in marriage by Zeus in order to prevent conflict over her between the other gods.+So [[Vulcan]] marries [[Venus]], but she does not love him because he is [[deformed]] and [[ugly]] and, as a result, [[cheat]]s on him with [[Mars]].
-Hephaestus and Aphrodite had an [[arranged marriage]] and Aphrodite, disliking the idea of being married to [[unsightly]] Hephaestus, began an [[affair]] with Ares, the god of war. Eventually, Hephaestus found out about Aphrodite’s [[promiscuity]] from [[Helios]], the all-seeing Sun, and planned a trap for them during one of their trysts. While Aphrodite and Ares [[missionary position|lay together in bed]], Hephaestus ensnared them in an [[unbreakable]] chain-link [[net]] so small as to be [[invisible]] and dragged them to [[Mount Olympus]] to shame them in front of the other gods for retribution. However, the gods laughed at the sight of these naked lovers and [[Poseidon]] persuaded Hephaestus to free them in return for a guarantee that Ares would pay the [[adultery|adulterer's fine]]. Hephaestus states in ''[[the Odyssey]]'' that he would return Aphrodite to her father and demand back his bride price: this is the one episode that links them.+Eventually, Vulcan found out about Venus’s [[promiscuity]] from [[Helios]], the all-seeing Sun, and planned a trap for them during one of their [[tryst]]s. While Venus and Mars [[missionary position|lay together in bed]], Vulcan ensnared them in an [[unbreakable]] chain-link [[The Net (substance)|net]] so small as to be [[invisible]] and dragged them to [[Mount Olympus]] to shame them in front of the other gods for retribution.
-In Homer's ''[[Iliad]]'' the consort of Hephaestus is a lesser Aphrodite, [[Charis]] "the grace" or [[Aglaea|Aglaia]] "the glorious", the youngest of the [[Graces]], as [[Hesiod]] calls her. Hephaestus fathered several children with mortals and immortals alike. One of those children was the robber [[Periphetes]]. With [[Thalia]], Hephaestus was sometimes considered the father of the [[Palici]].+However, the gods laughed at the sight of these naked lovers and [[Poseidon]] persuaded Vulcan to free them in return for a guarantee that Mars would pay the [[adultery|adulterer's fine]]. Vulcan states in ''[[the Odyssey]]'' that he would return Venus to her father and demand back his [[bride price]]: this is the one episode that links them.
-The [[Thebes (Greece)|Thebans]] told that the union of Ares and Aphrodite produced [[Harmonia (mythology)|Harmonia]], as lovely as a second Aphrodite. But of her union with Hephaestus, there was no issue, unless [[Virgil]] was serious when he said that [[Eros]] was their child. Later authors might explain this statement when they say the love-god was sired by Ares but passed off to Hephaestus as his own son.+The [[Thebes (Greece)|Thebans]] told that the union of Mars and Venus produced [[Harmonia (mythology)|Harmonia]], as lovely as a second Venus. But of her union with Vulcan, there was no issue, unless [[Virgil]] was serious when he said that [[Eros]] was their child. Later authors might explain this statement when they say the love-god was [[father]]ed by Mars but passed off to Vulcan as his own son.
== In art == == In art ==
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*[[Venus and Mars (Botticelli)]] *[[Venus and Mars (Botticelli)]]
*[[Venus, Mars, and Cupid]] by [[Cosimo]] *[[Venus, Mars, and Cupid]] by [[Cosimo]]
-*''[[Mars and Venus Caught in the Net]]'' by [[Marten Jacobszoon Heemskerk van Veen]])+*''[[Mars and Venus Caught in the Net]]'' by [[Marten Jacobszoon Heemskerk van Veen]]
*''[[Athena Scorning the Advances of Hephaestus]]'' by [[Paris Bordone]] *''[[Athena Scorning the Advances of Hephaestus]]'' by [[Paris Bordone]]
*[[Mars and Venus]][http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5056/5554045412_c7407bd13a.jpg] by [[Louis Lagrenée]], 1770, Los Angeles, The Getty Center *[[Mars and Venus]][http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5056/5554045412_c7407bd13a.jpg] by [[Louis Lagrenée]], 1770, Los Angeles, The Getty Center
 +*[[Mars and Venus (Botticelli) ]]
==See also== ==See also==
 +*[[Arranged marriage]]
 +*[[Forced marriage]]
*[[The Loves of the Gods]] *[[The Loves of the Gods]]
-*[[mythological painting]]+*[[Mythological painting]]
*[[Female promiscuity]] *[[Female promiscuity]]
*[[Adultery]] *[[Adultery]]
*[[Venus and Mars (disambiguation)]] *[[Venus and Mars (disambiguation)]]
*[[Mars and Venus Caught in the Net]] *[[Mars and Venus Caught in the Net]]
- +*[[The Net (substance)]]
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The Loves of the Gods

In Greco-Roman mythology, Venus, Mars and Vulcan are the protagonists of a famous love triangle. Venus (Aphrodite) had a long-standing love affair with Mars (Ares), despite her marriage with Vulcan (Hephaestus).

Venus had been forced to marry Vulcan, but she did not love him because of his deformity and general unsightliness.

Venus and Mars are said to have begotten Eros, Phobos and Deimos.

Full story

Vulcan was given Venus’s hand in marriage by Zeus in order to prevent conflict over her between the other gods.

So Vulcan marries Venus, but she does not love him because he is deformed and ugly and, as a result, cheats on him with Mars.

Eventually, Vulcan found out about Venus’s promiscuity from Helios, the all-seeing Sun, and planned a trap for them during one of their trysts. While Venus and Mars lay together in bed, Vulcan ensnared them in an unbreakable chain-link net so small as to be invisible and dragged them to Mount Olympus to shame them in front of the other gods for retribution.

However, the gods laughed at the sight of these naked lovers and Poseidon persuaded Vulcan to free them in return for a guarantee that Mars would pay the adulterer's fine. Vulcan states in the Odyssey that he would return Venus to her father and demand back his bride price: this is the one episode that links them.

The Thebans told that the union of Mars and Venus produced Harmonia, as lovely as a second Venus. But of her union with Vulcan, there was no issue, unless Virgil was serious when he said that Eros was their child. Later authors might explain this statement when they say the love-god was fathered by Mars but passed off to Vulcan as his own son.

In art

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