History : Jul-Aug 2019
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC HISTORY 69 Venus, goddess of love, surveys the action. Beside her stands a myrtle, the tree sacred to her. Flora, goddess of spring, is covered with flowers and scatters roses. She is the product of Chloris’s union with Zephyr. Zephyrus, the west wind who heralds spring, swoops down to seize the nymph Chloris. Cupid, blindfolded and representing erotic love, flies among the trees and over his mother Venus while aiming an arrow at a target. Chloris, a wild and free nymph, tries to flee from Zephyr, but he has caught her in his grasp.