Alias


Venus


Note: Although many believe Venus to be the Olympic love goddess Aphrodite she has no relationship to the Greek gods of ancient myth.


Nick Name
Lady of Kypros
Civilian ID

Venus


Aliases

Aphrodite

Astarte

Astoreth

Cytherea

Dione

Istar

Victoria Nutley StarrVicki Starr


Note: The most common alias used by Aphrodite in the 20th Century was Victoria Nutley Starr which spelled the initials VNS.


Occupation

Adventurer

Peace Activist

Professor

Siren

Writer/Editor


Legal Status
N/A
Nation or Planet of Origin
Ocean or sea shore near Morocco.
Group Affiliation
Agents of Atlas
Base of Operations
Mobile
Height
5' 6"
Weight
280 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Blonde - Varies with desire of the observer.


Known Powers

Being with god-like strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability and immortality; immune to all known diseases and environments for extended periods of time, capable of flight, teleportation, shape-shifting, profound emotional manipulation and other mystic skills.


Accessories
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Common Enemies
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Regularly Appearing

Agents of Atlas

Avengers Forever

Venus


First Appearance

Literary

Theogony (~7th Century BCE)


Note: The Greek Theogony is a poetic narrative of over 1000 verses chronicling the origins of the Olympic gods.


Comics

Venus #1 (Aug. 1948)


Creator

Literary

Hesiod


Comics

Unknown


Origin

Believing herself to be Aphrodite; born of the immoral flesh of ancient gods and the foam of the sea stepping ashore fully mature and in the flower of her beauty, in truth she was a monster created to serve an ocean elemental of the deep that fed upon men. Using her siren song the naiad lured sailors to their deaths - until a Chinese expedition exploring the Moroccan cost for an enchanted artifact encountered her song. Although one ship was lost, the second had aboard an ancient and powerful sorcerer who instead of killing the deadly beauty transformed the siren into a whole being with a soul as beautiful as her physical form.


Transformed from a force of nature into an individual who realized the horror of what she had done for countless centuries she wandered in despair until collapsing near a convent. Allowed to live with the nuns she was thought to be a miraculous gift for she didn't age in the two decades she was there. Believed to be mute until the day she was moved to sing with the choir profoundly effecting visiting clergy with feelings of ecstasy, she was shortly after asked to leave the nunnery.


Now more sound of mind, the young woman subconsciously buried her history as a monster and drew conclusions about who she might be. Immortal, beautiful and affecting people with the power of 'love' the public and she soon began to believe her the goddess of love - Venus.


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